, Volume 21, Issue 11, pp 918-921
Date: 28 Sep 2005

Postoperative portal and splenic vein thrombosis in children: Identification of risk factors

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Postoperative portal and splenic vein thrombosis (PSVT) is a rare but potentially fatal complication after abdominal surgery. We present 2 infants with PSVT after splenectomy and total colectomy, respectively, and also provide a review of the literature. We conclude that clinicians should consider that PSVT might occur after splenectomy for a huge splenomegaly or after a total colectomy for ulcerative colitis.

This study was not supported by any grant and the data have not been communicated to any society or at any meeting.