Splenic vein thrombosis in cirrhosis of the liver: A rare case

Arina Mana Sikana, Husin Thamrin

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Splenic Vein Thrombosis (SpVT) in a young patient with non-hepatitis B and C liver cirrhosis is an infrequent case generating hemorrhagic manifestations. Herein we report a 28-year-old man presenting with hematemesis, melena, and features of liver cirrhosis. Hematemesis, melena, and ascites resolve following a conservative treatment. Abdominal ultrasound confirmed portal hypertension. Serial endoscopy on day 14, 17 and 1-month evaluation showed grade II-III esophageal varices and severe hypertensive portal gastropathy. Abdominal CT scan with contrast within 1 week after discharge revealed thrombus along ± 5.8 cm, splenomegaly with dilated splenic vein, dilatation and tourtosity of the left gastric vein and visualized distal esophageal vein. Liver biopsy 2 months after hospitalization showed hepatocytes with extensive hydropic degeneration with fibrosis (F3).

Original languageEnglish
Article number104439
JournalAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Treatment


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