Portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic splenectomy: the size of the risk.

@article{Targarona2008PortalVT,
  title={Portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic splenectomy: the size of the risk.},
  author={Eduard M. Targarona},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={266-70}
}
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after splenectomy is a potentially life-threatening complication. Clinical symptoms may be insidious, and progression can lead to intestinal infarction and portal hypertension. Interest in PVT has increased as a high incidence has been found in the laparoscopic setting. The higher incidence of PVT found in recent prospective studies of laparoscopically operated patients compared with retrospective reports from the 1990s suggests that PVT may have been underreported… CONTINUE READING