Incidence, risk factors and consequences of portal vein and systemic thromboses in hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Connolly2008IncidenceRF,
  title={Incidence, risk factors and consequences of portal vein and systemic thromboses in hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Gregory Clayton Connolly and Rongchang Chen and Ollivier Hyrien and Parvez S. Mantry and Adel Bozorgzadeh and Peter D Abt and Alok A. Khorana},
  journal={Thrombosis research},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={299-306}
}
INTRODUCTION Hemostatic activation may be important for tumor biology. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is commonly associated with portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Little is known about factors predictive for PVT in patients with HCC or its correlation with systemic venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of 194 consecutive patients diagnosed with HCC at the University of Rochester between 1998 and 2004 to identify the frequency and risk factors for PVT and… CONTINUE READING

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