HECTOR F. RODRIGUEZ, M.D.; RAFAEL DIAZ BONNET, M.D.; DAVID RODRIGUEZ-PEREZ, M.D.
Hypertension of the portal circulation develops from obstruction to its flow, either within or without the liver. The intrahepatic causes of portal hypertension include, among others, such conditions as portal cirrhosis, biliary cirrhosis, schistosomiasis and hemochromatosis. The extrahepatic factors are portal or splenic vein thrombosis, cavernous transformation of the portal or splenic veins, hepatic vein thrombosis and the Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome.
This communication deals with a case in which the diagnosis of portal vein thrombosis as the causative factor of portal hypertension was established prior to surgical intervention by percutaneous splenic venography.
The injection of the spleen with a radiopaque substance
RODRIGUEZ HF, BONNET RD, RODRIGUEZ-PEREZ D. EXTRAHEPATIC PORTAL HYPERTENSION (PORTAL VEIN THROMBOSIS) DIAGNOSED BY PERCUTANEOUS SPLENIC VENOGRAPHY1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:772–780. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-4-772
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(4):772-780.
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