Prostate gland & seminal vesicles
Benign lesions/conditions
Venous thrombosis

Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Minor changes: 26 February 2019

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PubMed search: prostatic venous thrombosis

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Venous thrombosis. website. Accessed August 14th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • 2 - 4x increased risk after open surgery versus TURP for nodular hyperplasia (World J Surg 2011;35:1824)
  • All men with prostate cancer have higher risk of thromboembolic diseases, highest risk for those on endocrine therapy (Lancet Oncol 2010;11:450)
  • Mast cells are present in increased numbers in adventitia of thrombosed veins; may have role in endogenous fibrinolysis (Am J Clin Pathol 2001;116:97)
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