Thalassemia intermedia and cavernous transformation of portal vein thrombosis in pregnancy

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2003 Mar 26;107(1):101-4. doi: 10.1016/s0301-2115(02)00260-9.

Abstract

We report a rare case of a cavernous transformation of portal vein (CTPV) thrombosis accompanied by Thalassemia and thrombophilia during pregnancy that was successfully treated by low molecular weight heparin. The clinical presentation, diagnosis and the treatment are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Liver / blood supply
  • Male
  • Portal Vein*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular*
  • Thalassemia / complications*
  • Thalassemia / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Venous Thrombosis / diagnosis
  • Venous Thrombosis / drug therapy
  • Venous Thrombosis / etiology*

Substances

  • Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight