Hepatocavopathy and isolated splenic vein thrombosis due to hypercoagulability state

AKARSU M., SEÇİL M., Yener S., Topalak Ö.

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.16, no.3, pp.153-155, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-155
  • Keywords: Coagulopathy, Hepatocavopathy, Splenic vein thrombosis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We report a patient with protein C and protein S deficiency and factor V Leiden mutation presenting with splenic vein thrombosis and with a web between the hepatic venous confluence and vena cava inferior. These two findings were thought to be due to the hypercoagulable state of the patient. Interestingly, there was no need for invasive procedures as the inferior accessory hepatic vein was patent. Hepatic venous flow was being maintained by the inferior accessory hepatic vein or a dominant collateral vein.