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Annals of Vascular Surgery

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 506–508 | Cite as

Heparin-related thrombocytopenia and adrenal hemorrhagic necrosis following aortic surgery

  • Jean-Pascal Leschi
  • Olivier Goëau-Brissonnière
  • Marc Coggia
  • Laurent Chiche
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Abstract

Adrenal hemorrhagic necrosis is one of several possible complications of heparin-related thrombocytopenia. We report a case in which adrenal hemorrhagic necrosis developed after aortofemoral bypass. This serious complication remains difficult to diagnose in the absence of a high index of suspicion. A routine search for this condition in the setting of heparin-related thrombocytopenia is essential since a favorable outcome is dependent on early diagnosis.

Keywords

Public Health Abdominal Surgery Thrombocytopenia Early Diagnosis Favorable Outcome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pascal Leschi
    • 1
  • Olivier Goëau-Brissonnière
    • 1
  • Marc Coggia
    • 1
  • Laurent Chiche
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Viscérale et VasculaireHôpital Ambroise ParéBoulogne CédexFrance

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