Prostate
Benign lesions / conditions
Venous thrombosis

Authors: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 8 August 2016, last major update July 2012

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PubMed search: prostatic venous thrombosis
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Definition / General
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)