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Portal Vein Thrombosis

Portal Vein Thrombosis Causes

Portal vein thrombosis is caused by cirrhosis, pancreatitis, diverticulitis and cholangiocarcinoma.

Portal Vein Thrombosis Definition

Portal vein thrombosis is a type of venous thrombosis that affects the hepatic portal vein. This condition often leads to reduction in the blood supply to the liver as well as portal hypertension.

Portal Vein Thrombosis Treatment

Portal vein thrombosis is treated with shunts, bypass surgery, anticoagulants and transplants.

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