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Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia in 57-year-old Woman with Borderline Serous Tumor of the Ovary: Real-Time Management of Common Pathways of Hemostatic Failure

Authors
Journal
Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
2035-3006
Publisher
"Institute of Hematology, Catholic University"
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4084/mjhid.2012.030
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis 2012; 4; Open Journal System MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES www.mjhid.org ISSN 2035-3006 Case Report Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia in 57-year-old Woman with Borderline Serous Tumor of the Ovary: Real-Time Management of Common Pathways of Hemostatic Failure Gloria J Morris,1 Henry C Yaeger,2 Francis Hamm,3 Sibyl Irwin4 and Salvatore J Scialla5 From the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, Long Island City, NY1; the Departments of Nephrology2, Obstetrics and Gynecology3, and Pathology4, Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA; and Hematology & Oncology Associates of NE PA, Dunmore, PA5. Correspondence to: Gloria Joan Morris MD, PhD. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, Long Island City, NY. USA. E-mail: [email protected] Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Published: May 6, 2012 Received: March 1, 2012 Accepted: April 13, 2012 Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis 2012, 4(1): e2012030, DOI 10.4084/MJHID.2012.030 This article is available from: http://www.mjhid.org/article/view/10155 This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Case Study. A 57-year-old female with history of myocardial infarction and need for cardiac catheterization with stent placement requiring clopidogrel for many years, as well as a history of hypertension requiring lisinopril, was evaluated by her gynecologist for ongoing pelvic pain. She had no personal history of rheumatologic disorders, including systemic sclerosis. She had no family history of cancers. She underwent a pelvic ultrasound which showed bilateral complex ovarian cysts. She was slated for a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy (BSO), and clopidogrel was stopped 2 weeks prior to surg

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