The role of portal vein thrombosis in theclinical course of inflammatory bowel diseases: report on three cases and review of the literature.

Mario Cottone, Mario Cottone, Irene Modesto, Emanuele Sinagra, Claudia Romano, Claudia Romano, Lorenzo Tesè, Simonetta Maisano, Roberto Virdone, Emma Aragona, Ambrogio Orlando, Valeria Criscuoli

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Abstract

Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with an increased risk of vascular complications. The most important are arterialand venous thromboembolisms, which are considered as specific extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel diseases.Among venous thromboembolism events, portal vein thrombosis has been described in inflammatory bowel diseases. We reportthree cases of portal vein thrombosis occurring in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease. In two of them, hepatic abscesswas present. Furthermore, we performed a systematic review based on the clinical literature published on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalGastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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