Portal vein thrombosis occurring after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: A short series and review of literature

@article{Shafik2018PortalVT,
  title={Portal vein thrombosis occurring after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: A short series and review of literature},
  author={Yasmine Shafik and T. Jaber},
  journal={Saudi Journal of Laparoscopy},
  year={2018},
  volume={3},
  pages={36 - 40}
}
The prevalence of obesity in Saudi Arabia was 28.7% in 2013, and similar to the west, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is nowadays one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures in Saudi Arabia. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) was at first thought to be a rare and potentially fatal occurrence postoperatively. Recent data suggest that it is much more prevalent following LSG of all other bariatric procedures, and prognosis is favorable given early diagnosis and treatment. The aim of… Expand
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