Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf) 2017 May 24;5(2):148-156. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is frequent in patients with liver cirrhosis and possible severe complications such as mesenteric ischemia are rare, but can be life-threatening. However, different aspects of clinical relevance, diagnosis and management of PVT are still areas of uncertainty and investigation in international guidelines. In this article, we elaborate on PVT classification, geographical differences in clinical presentation and standards of diagnosis, and briefly on the current pathophysiological understanding and risk factors. Read More