Splanchnic venous thrombosis and pancreatitis

Nikhil A. Nadkarni, Sahil Khanna, Santhi Swaroop Vege

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Abstract

Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process with local and systemic manifestations. One such local manifestation is thrombosis in splanchnic venous circulation, predominantly of the splenic vein. The literature on this important complication is very sparse. This review offers an overview of mechanism of thrombosis, its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management in the setting of acute as well as chronic pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)924-931
Number of pages8
JournalPancreas
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

Keywords

  • anticoagulation
  • pancreatitis
  • splanchnic vein
  • thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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