Portal Vein Thrombosis: The Overlooked Association between P
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The portal vein forms from the convergence of the superior mesenteric and splenic veins, which drain the small intestine and spleen respectively. The portal vein can be partially or fully occluded by a blood clot, which is known as portal vein thrombosis (PVT). The clinical presentation of PVT is dependent on the duration (acute vs. chronic), extent of the thrombosis and whether collaterals have formed. This condition is caused by multiple factors, most commonly cirrhosis, and hypercoagulable states. If a specific risk factor is not identified in an unexplained PVT, malignancy should be considered as a differential because of the high prevalence of PVT associated with hepatic and pancreatic malignancies. This case report will discuss the relationship between pancreatic malignancy and portal vein thrombosis as it pertains to hypercoagulability....

https://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/portal-vein-thrombosis-the-overlooked-association-between-pancreaticcancer-and-pvt-2471-8556-10001278.php?aid=88613
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