Venous thromboembolic events in pediatric patients. Diagnosis and management

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1998 Dec;12(6):1283-312, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8588(05)70053-8.


Venous thromboembolism is a rapidly increasing secondary complication in children being treated for serious, life-threatening, primary diseases. Most current management guidelines and recommendations for imaging techniques have been extrapolated from the results of trials in adults. This may be less than optimal for children as there are important differences. The purpose of this article is to summarize the information on venous thromboembolism in children, and offer some guidelines for diagnosis, prophylaxis, and therapeutic intervention based on the best available evidence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Thromboembolism / diagnosis*
  • Thromboembolism / drug therapy
  • Thromboembolism / therapy*
  • Venous Thrombosis / diagnosis*
  • Venous Thrombosis / drug therapy
  • Venous Thrombosis / therapy*