Extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis in a pregnant patient wi
Get authentic, real-time news that helps you fight COVID-19 better.
Install PlexusMD App for doctors. It's free.
A COVID-19 infection predisposes the infected person to thrombotic events. Myocardial infarction, acute limb ischaemia, mesenteric artery thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism are all well-documented complications of this infection. A pregnant patient presented with obstructed labor with asymptomatic COVID-19 infection and developed ascites during the postoperative period. Further work-up of the patient revealed portal hypertension due to portal vein thrombosis (PVT). As the patient was healthy before this index pregnancy, a causative link between COVID-19 and PVT cannot be ruled out. Her COVID-19 infection progressed to moderate disease. She was managed with steroids and appropriate antibiotics for secondary bacterial peritonitis. She was finally discharged after 2.5 months of multidisciplinary treatment. This is a case of a survivor of complications due to pregnancy, COVID-19, and extrahepatic portal vein obstruction.

Read full case: https://casereports.bmj.com/content/14/8/e243697