Portal vein thrombosis in liver cirrhosis.

Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is observed in 10-20% of patients with liver cirrhosis, which is responsible for 20% of all PVT cases. The main pathogenic factor of PVT in cirrhosis is the obstacle to portal flow, but acquired and inherited clotting abnormalities may play a role. The formation of collateral veins allows many patients to remain asymptomatic and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11739-008-0128-0

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