Portal vein thrombosis: a review

Am J Med. 1992 Feb;92(2):173-82. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(92)90109-o.


Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare condition that affects both children and adults. This article reviews the existing literature on PVT, with an emphasis on recent developments. A comprehensive description of etiologic factors and clinical aspects is presented. Treatment issues that remain unresolved are addressed and a framework for the diagnostic work-up and management of patients with PVT is provided.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Portal Vein*
  • Thrombosis* / diagnosis
  • Thrombosis* / etiology
  • Thrombosis* / therapy