Hematologic Disease

  • Shuwei Gao
  • Sunil K. Sahai


Many patients have hematologic issues before and/or after undergoing surgery. Hematologic disorders (such as anemia, bleeding diathesis, or hypercoagulability) can affect perioperative management and outcomes. Therefore, recognizing and correcting these hematologic conditions can significantly reduce perioperative complications. This chapter will focus on the evaluation and management of hematologic issues commonly encountered in surgical patients.


Bleeding Time Polycythemia Vera Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Essential Thrombocythemia Platelet Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General Internal MedicineThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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