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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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SARMIENTO-BURBANO, William A.; OTERO-REGINO, William  and  BERMUDEZ, Julián Parga. Case Report of Venous Portal Vein Thrombosis after Splenectomy to Treat Hemolytic Anemia and Review of the Literature. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2019, vol.34, n.1, pp.91-96. ISSN 0120-9957.

Portal vein thrombosis is a frequently occurring pathology following splenectomy. Several local and systemic risk factors contribute to its occurrence among patients who undergo this procedure to treat hemolytic anemia. This potentially fatal complication has caused great discussion about appropriate interventions for its prevention and treatment. Frequently this alteration is undetected. We present a case and review the topic.

Keywords : Splenectomy; portal venous thrombosis; hemolytic anemia; gastric varices.

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