Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Case Report 2016

Percutaneous transhepatic thrombolysis in the treatment of acute portal venous thrombosis

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Department of Radiology , Başkent University School of Medicine Research and Training Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

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Department of Radiology, Bahçelievler Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Departments of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine Research and Training Hospital, Adana, Turkey

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Department of Radiology , Başkent University School of Medicine Research and Training Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

Diagn Interv Radiol 2006; 12: 105-107
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Abstract

Acute portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare clinical condition that can cause portal hypertension and bowel infarction. Early diagnosis and treatment of PVT is crucial for the restoration of portal venous flow and reduction of morbidity and mortality. We report a successful treatment of acute PVT which was seen following splenectomy, utilizing catheter directed transhepatic thrombolysis. No complication was encountered related to the procedure. Thrombolytic therapy via transhepatic route proved to be a safe and effective method in the treatment of PVT.

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