Acute Portal Vein Thrombosis: Aetiopathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management

  • Sahaj Rathi
  • Radha K. Dhiman
Part of the GI Surgery Annual book series (GISA, volume 22)


Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) refers to the occlusion of the trunk of the portal vein (PV) by formation of a luminal thrombus. This may extend into one or both of its intrahepatic branches, or its tributaries—the splenic and the superior mesenteric vein. The thrombus may be complete, occluding the whole lumen; or partial, sparing a peripheral stream to allow flow of blood. Occlusion of the PV by tumoral invasion is usually classified separately as a malignant thrombus.


Portal Vein Thrombosis Superior Mesenteric Vein Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria Myeloproliferative Disorder Complete Recanalization 
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  • Sahaj Rathi
    • 1
  • Radha K. Dhiman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HepatologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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