Cite this page: Arora, K. Portal vein obstruction. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/liverportalveinobstruction.html. Accessed November 24th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Symptoms: abdominal pain, ascites (massive, intractable), portal hypertension with varices, bowel infarction
- Causes: sepsis due to acute diverticulitis, appendicitis, pyelophlebitis; lymphatic metastases, pancreatitis with splenic vein thrombosis; postsurgical thromboses
- Banti syndrome: recanalization of ectatic portal vein with associated splenomegaly