Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 10, pp 1464–1467 | Cite as

Portal Vein Thrombosis Due to Factor 2 Leiden in the Post-operative Course of a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity

  • Bruno BerthetEmail author
  • Emilie Bollon
  • René Valero
  • Mehdi Ouaissi
  • Igor Sielezneff
  • Bernard Sastre
Case Report


Portal vein thrombosis can occur after laparoscopic operations. This complication has not been yet reported after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. We report the case of a patient who presented mild abdominal pains 2 weeks after a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy achieved to cure morbid obesity. Computed tomography led to the diagnosis of portal vein thrombosis bound to a genetic disorder due to heterozygote Leiden 2 factor which impaired coagulation. Recommendations for post-surgical follow-up are discussed.


Morbid obesity Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Portal vein thrombosis Heterozygote Leiden 2 factor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Berthet
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Emilie Bollon
    • 1
  • René Valero
    • 2
  • Mehdi Ouaissi
    • 1
  • Igor Sielezneff
    • 1
  • Bernard Sastre
    • 1
  1. 1.Digestive Surgical DepartmentCHU TimoneMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Nutrition Metabolic Diseases, Endocrinology DepartmentCHU TimoneMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Department of Digestive SurgeryCHU TimoneMarseilleFrance

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