Portal vein thrombosis in a child with homozygous sickle-cell disease.

@article{Arnold1993PortalVT,
  title={Portal vein thrombosis in a child with homozygous sickle-cell disease.},
  author={Kate E Arnold and Gurendra Char and Graham R. Serjeant},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={27-8}
}
A 13-year-old boy with homozygous sickle-cell (SS) disease died suddenly at home following a short history of abdominal pain. Autopsy revealed venous thrombosis of the hepatic, portal, superior mesenteric and splenic veins. Venous thrombosis is rare in SS disease and thrombosis of mesenteric vessels is most frequently seen in chronic myeloproliferative… CONTINUE READING