Pulmonary Embolism after Major Abdominal Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology

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Patients with cancer undergoing major abdominal surgery and using pneumatic compression for thromboembolic prophylaxis had 14-fold greater odds of developing a pulmonary embolism compared with patients with benign disease. Randomized studies are needed to determine whether additional prophylactic measures may benefit this high-risk group of patients.

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