Lower extremity edema due to deep vein thrombosis in patients with recurrent cervix cancer

Nancy L. Simon, James W. Orr, Kenneth D. Hatch, Hugh M. Shingleton

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Seven patients with recurrent cervix cancer and concurrent lower extremity edema and pain were studied with contrast venography. Five patients (83%) were proven to have deep venous thrombosis. Significant objective and subjective response to therapeutic intravenous heparinization was obtained in all patients with DVT. The low morbidity and high rate of efficacy of treating this problem should encourage the physician to investigate this problem, in order to offer palliation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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