Extensive mesenteric vein and portal vein thrombosis successfully treated by thrombolysis and anticoagulation.

@article{Tateishi2001ExtensiveMV,
  title={Extensive mesenteric vein and portal vein thrombosis successfully treated by thrombolysis and anticoagulation.},
  author={Akio Tateishi and Hoshin Mitsui and Takahito Oki and Junji Morishita and Hidetsugu Maekawa and Naoki Yahagi and Takashi Maruyama and Masao Ichinose and Shunsuke Ohnishi and Yasushi Shiratori and Manabu Minami and S Koutetsu and Naoki Hori and Toshiaki Watanabe and Hirokazu Nagawa and Masao Omata},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={1429-33}
}
Mesenteric vein thrombosis is generally difficult to diagnose and can be fatal. A case of extensive thrombosis of the mesenteric and portal veins was diagnosed early and successfully treated in a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome who was admitted to hospital because of abdominal pain, severe nausea and high fever. Ultrasonography revealed moderate ascites, and there was minimal flow in the portal vein (PV) on the Doppler examination. Computed tomography (CT) showed remarkable thickening of the… CONTINUE READING

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