Phlebosclerotic Colitis in a Cirrhotic Patient with Portal Hypertension: The First Case in Korea

@inproceedings{Kang2009PhleboscleroticCI,
  title={Phlebosclerotic Colitis in a Cirrhotic Patient with Portal Hypertension: The First Case in Korea},
  author={Ha Yan Kang and Ran Noh and So Mi Kim and Hyun Deok Shin and Se Young Yun and Il Han Song},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2009}
}
Phlebosclerotic colitis is a rare form of ischemic colitis characterized by the thickening of the wall of the affected colon due to fibrous degeneration of submucosal layer of colon and fibrotic obstruction of the colono-mesenteric vein, resulting in the disturbance of venous return from the colon. The pathogenic mechanism of this entity remains unknown but chronic liver disease with portal hypertension is maybe thought to be one of the speculated mechanisms. Here we first report the case of… CONTINUE READING