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Type: Case study

Date: 24 December 2015


A 16-year-old male presented to emergency department with severe epigastric pain:

  • Abdominal CT demonstrated complete thrombosis of portal vein (PV), splenic vein (SV) and superior mesenteric veins (SMV)
  • Patient started on pain control and heparin drip, and was admitted
  • A hypercoagulable work-up was instituted, and interventional radiology (IR) was consulted