A 47-year-old member asked:
what causes multiple bilateral pulmonary emboli thrombosis of the pelvic veins?
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Dr. Bradley Thomas answered
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Many things: These are two separate - but often related things. Thrombosis of the pelvic veins is a clot in the iliac veins. These are some of the largest veins and present the most serious short term and long term problems. A pulmonary embolus is when that blood break breaks free and goes to the lungs. Risk factors for DVT include immobilty, underlying malignancy, hypercoag state, and having surgery.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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