Portal vein thrombosis may be associated with many alterations, such as the presence of tumors (for example, hepatocellular carcinoma, metastatic liver disease and carcinoma of the pancreas) as well as pancreatitis, hepatitis, septicemia, trauma, splenectomy, portacaval shunts, hypercoagulable conditions (for example, pregnancy), in neonates (for example, omphalitis and umbilical vein catheterization) and in acute dehydration. The authors discuss herein the sonographic features of portal vein thrombosis as well as some aspects of clinical relevance.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ultrasonographic features of portal vein thrombosis|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Mar 2006|
- Portal vein
- Portal vein thrombosis