Should patients on warfarin for 3 months for idiopathic proximal deep venous thrombosis receive bridging therapy precolonoscopy (with expected biopsy)?

Daniel J. Brotman, Scott Kaatz

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Abstract

A 63-YEAR-OLD WOMAN presents to discuss periprocedure anticoagulation management. She has been on oral warfarin with an international normalized ratio between 2 and 3 for the past 3 months because of an idiopathic left popliteal vein thrombosis. A colonic polyp was identified during her purely diagnostic colonoscopy performed as part of her age- and gender-appropriate cancer screening. Immediate repeat colonoscopy with polypectomy is recommended. The clinician is asked to provide periprocedural anticoagulation recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1205-1214
Number of pages10
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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