Abdel-Razeq et al reported risk factors for venous thromboembolism in a patient with a testicular germ cell tumor. The authors are from King Hussein Cancer Center, University of Jordon and Istishari Hospital in Jordan.

Patient selection: testicular germ cell tumor


Risk factors for venous thromboembolism:

(1) lymph node metastases

(2) metastases to distant sites

(3) high serum LDH concentration

(4) multiple lines of chemotherapy



• The risk factors are associated with high tumor burden.

• Lines of chemotherapy is ambiguous. It may mean courses of chemotherapy, or going to second-line chemotherapy. The usage indicates salvage therapy.


The risk of venous thromboembolism increases with the number of risk factors present.

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