Esophageal Varices Bleeding in Portal Hypertension due to Portal Vein and Splenic Vein Obstruction

David R.S. Samosir, Loli Simanjuntak, Bambang Setiyohadi, Laurentius M. Adrianto Lesmana, Aru Wisaksono Sudoyo, Marcellus Simadibrata

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Abstract

Based on its relation to the liver sinusoid, increased pressure of portal vein can occur at three levels: presinusoid, sinusoid ,and postsinusoid. Obstruction of the presinusoid veins can be caused by extra- hepatic condition such as venous thrombosis. We reported a case of portal hypertension with esophageal varices bleeding was a result of obstruction due to thrombosis of the splenic vein and portal vein under hypercoagulant conditions due to thrombocytosis. The management of esophageal varices was sclerotherapy while for overcome the thrombosis the patient was given hydroxy urea.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Indonesian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Digestive Endoscopy
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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