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Percutaneous treatment of portal vein thrombosis in a child who has undergone splenectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18675623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thrombosis of the portal venous system is a well-recognized and potentially lethal complication after open or laparoscopic splenectomy. A 7-year-old girl with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura developed a portal vein thrombosis after open splenectomy. The portal vein thrombosis was diagnosed by color Doppler sonography. A percutaneous transhepatic thromboaspiration of the acute thrombus was done on the third postoperative day. Anticoagulation was continued for 6 months. The presented patient is the youngest patient to undergo percutaneous thromboaspiration of an acute thrombus via the transhepatic route. Percutaneous thromboaspiration via the transhepatic route is an effective means of treating a portal vein thrombosis.
Pelin Oğuzkurt; Fahri Tercan; Emine Ince; Semire Serin Ezer; Akgün Hiçsönmez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-04     Completed Date:  2008-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e29-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University, 01250 Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Portal Vein*
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic / diagnosis,  surgery*
Risk Assessment
Splenectomy / adverse effects*,  methods
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods
Thrombectomy / methods*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Ultrasonography, Interventional
Vascular Patency
Venous Thrombosis / etiology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography

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