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Udredning for uerkendt cancer hos patienter med idiopatisk venøs trombose

Marianne Ingerslev Holt1, Søren Tang Knudsen2, Birthe Søgaard Andersen3 & Erik Lerkevang Grove3 1) Onkologisk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital 2) Medicinsk Endokrinologisk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital 3) Tromboseklinikken, Afdeling for Hjertesygdomme, Aarhus Universitetshospital Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V12140760
Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V12140760
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Detection of occult cancer in patients with idiopathic venous thrombosis
Idiopathic venous thrombosis (VTE) is frequently associated with underlying malignancy. Thus, it is tempting to search for underlying cancer in these patients. However, extensive screening is cost-intensive and no survival benefit has been demonstrated. Based on a review of the literature, we recommend the performance of a thorough medical history and physical examination in addition to basic biochemical screening and a chest X-ray in patients with idiopathic VTE. Only specific symptoms or findings should lead to a more extensive work-up.
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