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Title: Limitations of Percutaneous Techniques in the Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis

Abstract

New therapeutic alternatives to portal vein thrombosis (PVT) include the percutaneous, transhepatic infusion of fibrinolytic agents, balloon dilatation, and stenting. These maneuvers have proven to be effective in some cases with acute, recent PVT. We have treated two patients with acute PVT via transhepatic or transjugular approaches and by using pharmacologic and mechanical thrombolysis and thrombectomy. Although both patients clinically improved, morphologic results were only fair and partial rethrombosis was observed. The limitations of percutaneous procedures in the recanalization of acute PVT in noncirrhotic patients are discussed.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Radiology, Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Avenida Pio XII no. 36, E-31008 Pamplona (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21080280
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s002709900418; Copyright (c) 1999 Springer-Verlag New York Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0174-1551
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; FIBRINOLYTIC AGENTS; INFUSION; PATIENTS; THROMBOSIS; VASCULAR DISEASES; VEINS

Citation Formats

Bilbao, Jose I., Vivas, Isabel, Elduayen, Beatriz, Alonso, Carlos, Gonzalez-Crespo, Inaki, Benito, Alberto, and Martinez-Cuesta, Antonio. Limitations of Percutaneous Techniques in the Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1007/S002709900418.
Bilbao, Jose I., Vivas, Isabel, Elduayen, Beatriz, Alonso, Carlos, Gonzalez-Crespo, Inaki, Benito, Alberto, & Martinez-Cuesta, Antonio. Limitations of Percutaneous Techniques in the Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis. United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900418.
Bilbao, Jose I., Vivas, Isabel, Elduayen, Beatriz, Alonso, Carlos, Gonzalez-Crespo, Inaki, Benito, Alberto, and Martinez-Cuesta, Antonio. Wed . "Limitations of Percutaneous Techniques in the Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis". United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900418.
@article{osti_21080280,
title = {Limitations of Percutaneous Techniques in the Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis},
author = {Bilbao, Jose I. and Vivas, Isabel and Elduayen, Beatriz and Alonso, Carlos and Gonzalez-Crespo, Inaki and Benito, Alberto and Martinez-Cuesta, Antonio},
abstractNote = {New therapeutic alternatives to portal vein thrombosis (PVT) include the percutaneous, transhepatic infusion of fibrinolytic agents, balloon dilatation, and stenting. These maneuvers have proven to be effective in some cases with acute, recent PVT. We have treated two patients with acute PVT via transhepatic or transjugular approaches and by using pharmacologic and mechanical thrombolysis and thrombectomy. Although both patients clinically improved, morphologic results were only fair and partial rethrombosis was observed. The limitations of percutaneous procedures in the recanalization of acute PVT in noncirrhotic patients are discussed.},
doi = {10.1007/S002709900418},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
issn = {0174-1551},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}