Title

Thrombosis of Portal Venous System after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Patient with Prothrombin Gene Mutation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now the gold standard for the treatment of symptomatic cholelithiasis. Portal venous thrombosis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is rare. We report a case of thrombosis of the portal venous system after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with a latent prothrombin gene mutation. An abdominal computed tomography and magnetic resonance angiogram of the abdomen revealed portal, superior mesenteric, and splenic vein thrombosis. Testing for coagulation disorders showed a heterozygous form of factor II (prothrombin) G20210A mutation. Because of its rarity, information regarding this complication is limited.

DOI

10.4293/108680812X13291597716663

PMCID

3407442


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