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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor

Vascular disorders

Portal vein obstruction


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 May 2012, last major update May 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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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

Additional references
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Neth J Med. 2009;67:46, BMC Gastroenterol 2007 Aug 15;7:34

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