• The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis in otolaryngologic surgery. The diagnosis was made by clinical examination, a method using fibrinogen labeled with radioactive iodine (125I), and the Doppler ultrasound technique. Only one (11%) patient developed an asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis. This is in contrast to the incidence in general surgical patients, which varies between 28% and 51%. The difference was probably related to the minimal tissue trauma and early mobilization of the otolaryngologic patients.
(Arch Otolaryngol 102:135-136, 1976)
Joffe SN. Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis in Otolaryngologic Surgery. Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(3):135–136. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780080057003