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Spontaeneous subacute portomesenteric venous thrombosis: a case report

By Muhammed Mushtaque, Ronan A Cahill, John J Sheehan and Richard B Stephens


Although uncommon and often asymptomatic, portal venous thrombosis can have catastrophic consequences for the individual it afflicts, particularly when the process propagates to involve the superior mesenteric vein. Familiarity with the condition's pathogenesis and presentation however permits early diagnosis and allows aggressive conservative management to achieve a successful outcome. Here we describe the successful outcome of such management for a 42-year-old male patient who developed this condition spontaneously

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: BioMed Central
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