Present practice of thrombosis prophylaxis of radical prostatectomy in a European country: A Hungarian multicenter study

Matyas Benyo, Jolan Harsfalvi, Gyorgy Pfliegler, Zsuzsanna Molnar, Mihaly Muranyi, Tamas Jozsa, Tibor Flasko

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Venous thromboembolism is a possible fatal complication after pelvic surgery. There is a lack of trials assessing the effect of prophylactic measures in urology. The aim of the study was to evaluate the practice of thrombosis prophylaxis in a Central European country. A questionnaire of performed radical prostatectomies, way of thrombosis prophylaxis and number of experienced thrombotic events was posted to all departments of urology in Hungary. With a response rate of 59%, 506 radical prostatectomies were reported. Low molecular weight heparin was administered by 100% of the departments. Graduated support stockings were applied by 37% of the patients. Early mobilization was the most common form of mechanic prophylaxis (57%). Thrombotic events were experienced in 1.4%, 0.2% were fatal. The thrombosis prophylaxis of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy is not unified. Due to the potential mortality of thrombotic complications it should be evaluated and prophylaxis should be recommended in urological guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014



  • Pelvic surgery
  • Pharmacological prophylaxis
  • Thrombotic event

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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