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What is a portal vein thrombosis like?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Depends on cause

Patients can present emergently with sudden onset of right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and/or fever.
However, most commonly the symptoms of the primary infectious and inflammatory condition that led to portal vein obstruction predominate. For example, pain related to pancreatitis. In the chronic phase, patients most often present with complications related to bleeding from enlarged veins in belly.

In brief: Depends on cause

Patients can present emergently with sudden onset of right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and/or fever.
However, most commonly the symptoms of the primary infectious and inflammatory condition that led to portal vein obstruction predominate. For example, pain related to pancreatitis. In the chronic phase, patients most often present with complications related to bleeding from enlarged veins in belly.
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