Tag Archives: DVT

Case 23 – summary

This was a case involving a common medical problem – the DVT.  There were a number of important points 1) Idiopathic DVT (i.e. those not provoked by a risk factor such as surgery, plaster casts, pregnancy and medications) require careful thought … Continue reading

Posted in Anticoagulation, Related to other specialities, Thrombosis | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Case 23 – update 4

Our young patient with newly diagnosed DVT has cervical cancer and needs total abdominal hysterectomy semi-urgently.  As the DVT is recent and as the surgery has a high risk of blood loss it is felt that inserting an IVC filter … Continue reading

Posted in Anticoagulation, Related to other specialities, Thrombosis | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Case 23 – update 3

Unfortunately following gynaecological review our patient is found to have cervical cancer.  She needs hysterectomy within the next week.  Following #teamhaem suggetstions she is given intravenous iron in an attempt to optomise her haemoglobin pre surgery and avoid the use of blood … Continue reading

Posted in Anticoagulation, Related to other specialities, Thrombosis | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Case 23 – update 2

Thanks for all of your comments so far.  We have decided that she has a high Well’s score and therefore does not need a d-dimer in diagnostic work up.  However having a baseline d-dimer may be useful in later stages … Continue reading

Posted in Anticoagulation, Related to other specialities, Thrombosis | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Case 23 – update 1

The patient attends EAU and more history is gained by the medical SHO. She is a 31 year old female who has felt her right calf has been more swollen for the last three days.  She has not had any … Continue reading

Posted in Anticoagulation, Thrombosis | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Case 23 – the beginning

Welcome to #teamhaem! For those of you who are new – welcome! The case will evolve over the next week or so, depending on the information you want and suggest.  Just follow us and the hashtag #teamhaem on twitter – … Continue reading

Posted in Anticoagulation, Thrombosis | Tagged , , | Leave a comment