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What are the usual effects of portal vein thrombosis?
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Portal vein
Portal vein thrombosis is clotting in hepatic portal vein, which can lead to portal hypertension and reduction in the blood supply to the liver. Complications include splenomegaly, esophageal and gastric varices (which can bleed), portal hypertensive gastropathy and ascites.
 treatments include anticoagulants, shunts, bypass surgery, and transplants.

In brief: Portal vein
Portal vein thrombosis is clotting in hepatic portal vein, which can lead to portal hypertension and reduction in the blood supply to the liver. Complications include splenomegaly, esophageal and gastric varices (which can bleed), portal hypertensive gastropathy and ascites.
 treatments include anticoagulants, shunts, bypass surgery, and transplants.
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Dr. Trent Proffitt
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Depends
Usually causes abdominal pain and distension.
Old(chronic) may be asymptomatic.

In brief: Depends
Usually causes abdominal pain and distension.
Old(chronic) may be asymptomatic.
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