Segmental portal hypertension.

  title={Segmental portal hypertension.},
  author={Morten Stahl Madsen and T. Petersen and Harald Sommer},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={204 1},
Isolated obstruction of the splenic vein leads to segmental portal hypertension, which is a rare form of extrahepatic portal hypertension, but it is important to diagnose, since it can be cured by splenectomy. In a review of the English literature, 209 patients with isolated splenic vein obstruction were found. Pancreatitis caused 65% of the cases and pancreatic neoplasms 18%, whereas the rest was caused by various other diseases. Seventy-two per cent of the patients bled from gastroesophageal… CONTINUE READING