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Deep venous thrombosis of the left lower limb complicating a fracture of the pelvic at a 10-year-old teenager.

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Category : Cases reports

Authors : Nga Nomo Serge, Nkoumou Samson, Chewa Gisèle, Iroume Cristela, Djomo Dominique, Binam Fidèle

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Venous thrombosis is a partial or complete venous obstruction.
It is caused by an endoluminal thrombus. Its localization is possible at any level of the vascular tree though
with a predominance in the lower limbs [1]. There are few recommendations regarding prevention of
venous thrombosis in pediatric patients. Thus, when prophylaxis' indication is considered -in this type of
population-, the therapeutic pattern is then frequently extrapolated from those of adults.
We report here a case of deep vein thrombosis extended from the external iliac vein to the superficial
femoral vein, complicating undisplaced fracture of the left ischiopubic branch among a 10-year-old girl.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need of recommendations regarding venous anti-thrombotic
prophylaxis and treatment practices for pediatric population. Also to identify venous thrombotic risk
groups in patients of <18 years old.