Diffuse Intravascular Coagulation Associated with Brain Tumor Surgery in ChildrenHuang P.S. · Koo K.E.
Neurosurgery Section, Department of Surgery, Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, Del., USA
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There have been numerous reported cases of diffuse intravascular coagulation (DIC) or defibrination syndrome associated with head trauma, but very few reported cases associated with primary brain tumor. This report concerns the findings in a case of DIC associated with brain tumor surgery in an infant. The patient died 2 days after surgery from acute renal and respiratory failure as a result of postoperative DIC. Therapy for DIC is controversial and shows mixed results.
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