venous Thromboembolism and Gliomas: The Need for Increased Vigilance


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Abstract

Brain tumors, particularly malignant gliomas, have a high incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but current guidelines do not support primary VTE prophylaxis for ambulatory patients with brain tumors. The often subtle presentation of VTE warrants increased vigilance for early diagnosis and treatment. This article presents a case study of a patient with VTE and offers suggestions for future research.

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