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January 2018


JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(1):1. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0900

No venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention guidelines currently exist for otolaryngology. Cramer and colleagues conducted a cohort study to compare the rate of VTE after various otolaryngology procedures with that of an average-risk field (general surgery) and low-risk field (plastic surgery). They found that the overall 30-day rate of VTE was 0.5% for otolaryngology compared with 0.7% for plastic surgery and 1.2% for general surgery.

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