Korean J Med.  2013 Jan;84(1):76-80.

A Case of Portal Vein Thrombosis in Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis Treated with Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Busan Medical Center, Busan, Korea. clavicle74@hanmail.net

Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis can result from the obstruction of blood flow, inflammation, and hypercoagulability of blood. Clinical symptoms include those of bowel ischemia caused by extension of the thrombus, portal hypertension, and gastrointestinal varix bleeding. Cases arising from complications of acute pancreatitis are very rare. The management of portal vein thrombosis varies, but spontaneous resolution of the thrombosis is uncommon. To prevent complications, anticoagulation therapy may be considered. We report a 51-year-old man who was treated successfully with low-molecular-weight heparin for portal vein thrombosis complicating acute necrotizing pancreatitis.

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Portal vein thrombosis; Acute necrotizing pancreatitis; Low-molecular-weight heparin
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