Surgery in patients with circulating lupus anticoagulant

E. Shaulian, Y. Shoenfeld, S. Berliner, M. Shaklai, J. Pinkhas

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Twelve surgical procedures were performed in eight patients with circulating lupus anticoagulant. Bleeding complications were noted intra- and postoperatively in three patients, either with an associated hypoprothrombinemia and/or thrombocytopenia. Five patients in whom only circulating lupus anticoagulant was found had an uneventful intra and postoperative course. It is concluded that the presence of lupus anticoagulatn, when unassociated with other hemostatic defects, is not a contraindication for surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981


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