Esophagogastric bleeding as a complication of isolated thrombosis of the splenic vein

Lytkin, M.I.; Didenko, V.M.; Gaĭvoronskiĭ, I.V.; Borisova, N.A.

Klinicheskaia Meditsina 68(11): 63-66


ISSN/ISBN: 0023-2149
PMID: 2283820
Document Number: 366532
The literature data and original experience (11 relevant cases) have provided evidence in support of marked diagnostic benefit of ultrasonography and transcutaneous transhepatic portography employed in suspected esophagogastric hemorrhage due to isolated thrombosis. Splenectomy and disconnection of pathological portocaval shunt through short gastric veins present surgery of choice.

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