Drug Discov Ther. 2019;13(2):118-121. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2019.01014)

Acute mesenteric vein thrombosis after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices in a patient with liver cirrhosis.

Wang L, Xu XB, Hou Y, Shao XD, Guo XZ, Qi XS


Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a common complication of liver cirrhosis. The association between endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) and PVT is unclear. In this paper, we reported that a male cirrhotic patient developed acute mesenteric vein thrombosis after EIS for secondary prophylaxis of esophageal variceal bleeding. Immediate anticoagulation therapy was effective and safe in this patient.

KEYWORDS: Portal vein thrombosis, endoscopic therapy, anticoagulation therapy

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