Portal vein thrombosis
Portal vein thrombosis: Introduction
Portal vein thrombosis: Clotting or obstruction of blood flow along the portal vein and into the liver. This causes blood to back up and results various problems such as enlarged spleen and abdominal pain. The obstruction can occur acutely (over a short space of time) or chronically (over a longer period of time). The portal vein collects blood from the intestines and spleen and carries it to the liver.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Portal vein thrombosis is available below.
Symptoms of Portal vein thrombosis
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symptoms of Portal vein thrombosis
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Portal vein thrombosis: Complications
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Causes of Portal vein thrombosis
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Disease Topics Related To Portal vein thrombosis
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Portal vein thrombosis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Portal vein thrombosis
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It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from delaying too...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
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Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder
called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal.
It should be considered...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the symptoms of...read more »
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Portal vein thrombosis: Rare Types
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Definitions of Portal vein thrombosis:
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Portal vein thrombosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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