Article Abstract

Decreasing rates of venous thromboembolism after radical cystectomy: an encouraging trend and more work is still needed

Authors: Kristen McAlpine, Luke T. Lavallée


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) following major cancer surgery is a significant cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. VTE is the leading cause of non-cancer related death after abdominopelvic surgery for cancer, and improvements in risk assessment as well as strategies for prevention and treatment are needed (1).