Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 11

Recent Portal Vein Thrombosis in Liver Cirrhosis: A Case of Success in Reversion of Portal Hypertension

Thales Girardi May1, Felipe Fiorin Carmona1, Lígia Rodrigues Simonetti1, Jéssica Araújo Amparado1, Luis Fernando Joaquim2 and Rafael Lima Kahwage2*

1Department of General Medicine, Hospital Beneficente Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
2Department of General Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Rafael Lima Kahwage, Department of General Medicine, Hospital Beneficente Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Ribeirão Preto, Campos Elísios, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

Received: September 04, 2020; Published: October 15, 2020



  Portal vein thrombosis is an unusual complication in patients with liver cirrhosis. In the current research of its genesis, an underlying prothrombotic state and a combination of local endothelial factors, family and/or acquired inheritance and other thrombophilic factors are demonstrated. This condition is described as a major cause of portal hypertension, whether the patient has liver dysfunction or not. Clinical and laboratorial diagnosis are complemented with imaging exams and are useful in the early diagnosis, since the treatment directly affects the morbidity and mortality of the disease. We aimed to describe a case of a recent portal vein thrombosis concomitantly with hepatic cirrhosis and thrombophilia. Partial recanalization of the thrombus was achieved with anticoagulant treatment and consequent reversal of signs and symptoms of portal hypertension.

Keywords: Portal Vein Thrombosis; Cirrhosis; Recanalization; Thrombophilia; Anticoagulation



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