Isolated splenic vein thrombosis: an unusual cause and review of the literature.

@article{Kkl2004IsolatedSV,
  title={Isolated splenic vein thrombosis: an unusual cause and review of the literature.},
  author={Seyfettin K{\"o}kl{\"u} and Aydin Seref K{\"o}ksal and Omer Faruk Yolcu and G{\"u}rsel Bayram and Zişan Sakaoğullari and Kemal Arda and Burhan Şahin},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={173-4}
}
Isolated obstruction (mainly due to thrombosis) of the splenic vein usually results in left-sided portal hypertension and isolated fundal varice formation. This syndrome is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Pancreatic diseases are among the most common etiologies of splenic vein obstruction. Renal disorders are rarely reported as a cause of splenic vein thrombosis. In the present article, a case of a 26-year-old woman with a perirenal abscess presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding… CONTINUE READING