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Portal vein thrombosis
Classification and external resources

The portal vein and its tributaries.
ICD-10 I81.
ICD-9 452
eMedicine radio/571

Portal vein thrombosis is a form of venous thrombosis affecting the hepatic portal vein, which can lead to portal hypertension and reduction in the blood supply to the liver.

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Causes

Causes can include pancreatitis, cirrhosis, diverticulitis, and cholangiocarcinoma. It is also a known complication of splenectomy [1].

Treatment

Treatments include anticoagulants, shunts, bypass surgery, and transplants.

See also

References

  1. ^ Ali Cadili, Chris de Gara, "Complications of Splenectomy", The American Journal of Medicine, 2008, pp 371-375.

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