Percutaneous transhepatic treatment of symptomatic mesenteric venous thrombosis

Jorge E. Lopera, Gonzalo Correa, Augusto Brazzini, Bahri Ustunsoz, Sayai Patel, Akkawat Janchai, Wilfrido Castaneda-Zuniga

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Three patients were seen with acute mesenteric venous thrombosis. With a transhepatic access, percutaneous pharmacologic thrombolysis was performed in one patient with extensive thrombosis of the portal and mesenteric veins, resulting in complete thrombolysis of the portal vein and partial thrombolysis of the superior mesenteric vein. In two patients with focal thrombosis, the use of mechanical devices achieved complete thrombolysis. Percutaneous thrombolysis of portal and mesenteric veins with a transhepatic approach, followed by coil embolization, is a promising endovascular technique for treatment of symptomatic acute mesenteric venous thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1061
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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