[Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension with nearly lethal consequences].


We describe the case of a 48-year-old patient presenting with abdominal pain with a history of cerebral ischemia due to a patent foramen ovale with heterozygous factor V mutation. Initial work-up demonstrate a significant thrombosis of the portal venous system combined with signs of portal hypertension (ascites, oesophageal varices). Ultrasound reveals no signs of cirrhosis of the liver. Finally a JAK2 mutation can be detected. Prevention of oesophageal varices is refused. Finally a massive haemorrhage occured.

DOI: 10.1024/1661-8157/a001303

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@article{Brner2013NoncirrhoticPH, title={[Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension with nearly lethal consequences].}, author={Nele B{\"{o}rner and Wolfgang C Korte and Christian Doenecke and Maurus Pfister and Christa M. Meyenberger and David Semela and Mikael G Sawatzki}, journal={Praxis}, year={2013}, volume={102 11}, pages={681-5} }