Portal Vein Thrombosis After Laparoscopic Splenectomy: An Ongoing Clinical Challenge

OBJECTIVES Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) following open splenectomy is a potentially lethal complication with an incidence of up to 6%. The objective of this report is to describe our management of a recent laparoscopic case, discuss current therapies, and consider antiplatelet therapy for prophylaxis. METHODS Medical records, laboratory studies, and… CONTINUE READING