publication . Article . 2000

Clinical features, diagnosis and outcome of acute portal vein thrombosis

john ramage;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2000 Journal: QJM, volume 93, pages 531-534 (eissn: 1460-2393, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
The clinical features of acute portal vein thrombosis (APVT) are poorly defined in the literature. The proportion that progress to chronic PVT and the influences of various treatments are unknown. Between 1996 and 1998, nine patients presented to our hospital with varying upper gastrointestinal symptoms. They were found to have APVT by colour flow Doppler ultrasound, which was confirmed by CT scanning. All were tested for procoagulant tendencies and then treated with intravenous heparin for 7 days and warfarin for 3 months. Colour flow Doppler ultrasound or CT was done regularly to assess response to treatment. There was complete resolution of thrombus in five p...
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