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Thromboembolism in children with cancer

Uma H Athale, MD, MSc
Anthony KC Chan, MBBS, FRCPC, FRCPath
Section Editors
Alberto S Pappo, MD
Donald H Mahoney, Jr, MD
Deputy Editor
Carrie Armsby, MD, MPH


Children with cancer are at increased risk for thromboembolic events (TE) when compared with the general pediatric population. The following discussion will review the incidence, risk factors, evaluation, prevention, and management of TE in children with cancer.

The pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of TE in the general pediatric population and newborns are discussed separately:

(See "Venous thrombosis and thromboembolism in children: Risk factors, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis".)

(See "Venous thrombosis and thromboembolism in children: Treatment, prevention, and outcome".)

(See "Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis of thrombosis in the newborn".)

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