Pulmonary and Renal Thromboembolism Occurring within First Hours after Knee Arthroscopy: A Case Report

Mimoza Bërbatovci Ukimeraj, Lavdim Ymeri, Flaka Pasha, Armend Jashari, Vildana Goga

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2023;13(4):371-373.
DOI: 10.21103/Article13(4)_CR2
Originally published December 5, 2023


Thromboembolism presents a severe medical condition in which blood clots form within blood vessels, dislodge, and travel freely within the bloodstream, sometimes blocking blood flow to vital organs, thus causing life-threatening ischemia, tissue infarction, and end-stage organ malfunction. We present the case of a 36-year-old male patient who underwent knee arthroscopy that, within the first 12 hours post-surgery, was complicated with systemic thromboembolism impacting both his lungs and kidneys. A multidisciplinary approach is crucial to minimize the thromboembolism occurrence risk while maximizing the benefits of knee arthroscopy and promoting better patient health.

systemic thromboembolism • coagulopathy • knee arthroscopy • CT scan • kidney infarction • dialysis
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Received September 25, 2023.
Accepted October 20, 2023.
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