Neonatal portal vein thrombosis successfully treated by regional streptokinase infusion
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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 wordsNeonate Umbilical vein Portal vein Thrombosis Streptokinase
portal vein thrombosis
umbilical vein catheter
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