European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 153, Issue 6, pp 456–459

Neonatal portal vein thrombosis successfully treated by regional streptokinase infusion

  • V. K. Rehan
  • C. M. G. Cronin
  • J. M. Bowman
Neonatology

Abstract

We report a case of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in a term neonate following an exchange transfusion through an umbilical vein catheter which was left in situ for 16 h after the transfusion. The baby made a complete recovery after successful thrombolysis with regional streptokinase infusion. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a PVT following an indwelling portal venous catheter left in situ with complete resolution following thrombolysis with regional streptokinase infusion.

Key words

Neonate Umbilical vein Portal vein Thrombosis Streptokinase 

Abbreviations

PVT

portal vein thrombosis

UV

umbilical vein

UVC

umbilical vein catheter

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Rehan
    • 1
  • C. M. G. Cronin
    • 1
  • J. M. Bowman
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of NeonatologyWomen's HospitalWinnipegCanada

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