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Current Issue - July 2023, Volume 17, Issue No. 2

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Acute Pulmonary Embolism Following Baker’s Cyst Excision – A Life Threatening Complication: A Case Report


A 55-year-old women was diagnosed with Baker’s cyst and underwent open Baker’s cyst excision. She had developed acute pulmonary embolism in the post-operative period. Our case report is to emphasise the sub-clinical concomitant deep vein thrombosis with Baker’s cyst. Such a fatal complication has not been reported in literature and preventive measures of pre-operative venous Doppler and post-operative thrombo-prophylaxis can prevent them.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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