Hepatocavopathy and isolated splenic vein thrombosis due to hypercoagulability state.

Abstract

We report a patient with protein C and protein S deficiency and factor V Leiden mutation presenting with splenic vein thrombosis and with a web between the hepatic venous confluence and vena cava inferior. These two findings were thought to be due to the hypercoagulable state of the patient. Interestingly, there was no need for invasive procedures as the inferior accessory hepatic vein was patent. Hepatic venous flow was being maintained by the inferior accessory hepatic vein or a dominant collateral vein.

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@article{Akarsu2005HepatocavopathyAI, title={Hepatocavopathy and isolated splenic vein thrombosis due to hypercoagulability state.}, author={Mesut Akarsu and Mustafa Seçil and Serkan Yener and Omer Selahattin Topalak}, journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology}, year={2005}, volume={16 3}, pages={153-5} }