Recognition and clinical implications of mesenteric and portal vein obstruction in chronic pancreatitis.

Abstract

While splenic vein obstruction is a well-described feature of chronic pancreatitis, analogous occlusion of the superior mesenteric and/or portal veins (SMV-PV) has not been appreciated. We present 14 instances of SMV-PV obstruction in patients with proved chronic pancreatitis without cancer. Portal hypertension was first suspected because of variceal… (More)

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@article{Warshaw1987RecognitionAC, title={Recognition and clinical implications of mesenteric and portal vein obstruction in chronic pancreatitis.}, author={Andrew Louis Warshaw and Gaolong Jin and L W Ottinger}, journal={Archives of surgery}, year={1987}, volume={122 4}, pages={410-5} }