Review article: portal vein thrombosis – new insights into aetiology and management

@article{Webster2005ReviewAP,
  title={Review article: portal vein thrombosis – new insights into aetiology and management},
  author={George J M Webster and Andrew K. Burroughs and Stephen M. Riordan},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2005},
  volume={21}
}
Portal vein thrombosis may occur in the presence or absence of underlying liver disease, and a combination of local and systemic factors are increasingly recognized to be important in its development. Acute and chronic portal vein thrombosis have traditionally been considered separately, although a clear clinical distinction may be difficult. Gastrooesophageal varices are an important complication of portal vein thrombosis, but they follow a different natural history to those with portal… Expand
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