Ultrasound (US)-Doppler for the Diagnosis of Asymptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Gynecologic Cancer Patients
The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic lower extremity DVT detected by Doppler ultrasound in a selected group of patients suffering from gynecological malignancies.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||US-Doppler for the Diagnosis of Asymptomatic DVT in Gynecologic Cancer Patients|
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The association between malignancy and venous thromboembolism (VTE) is well known. It has been shown that there is a high prevalence of VTE in gynecological malignancies. Early detection of VTE can identify patients who may benefit from anticoagulant therapy and prevent morbidity and mortality.
NO clear guidelines are available for anticoagulant prophylaxis in a selected group of ambulatory gynecological cancer patients. It has been shown, in other selected groups of patients that Ultrasound Doppler can be used in order to diagnose asymptomatic DVT (deep vein thrombosis).