venous thrombosis is a complication of
the prostatectomy use in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Deep venous thrombosis occurs more commonly after the
perineal, laparoscopic, or robotic prostatectomies due
to the high dorsal lithotomy position which slows the
movement of blood through the legs which creates clots.
If a piece of a blood clot breaks off, the clot could
lodge in the heart, brain, or lungs and cause a heart
attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism.