Case Report

An uncommon gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient with portal vein thrombosis: a case report and literature review

Dorsa Alijanzadeh, Erfan Arabpour* and Mohammadamin Abdi and Mohammad Abdehagh*

Published: 05 May, 2023 | Volume 7 - Issue 1 | Pages: 015-019

Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare condition that may congest bowel venous drainage and cause mesenteric ischemia. In acute settings, gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is rare, and acute abdominal pain is the most common clinical presentation. A 24-year-old man who presented with acute abdominal pain and a single episode of hematemesis is reported. Workups revealed evidence of thrombosis in the portal vein, but upper endoscopy was incapable to detect the source of the bleeding. We discuss the possible scenarios for the GIB in this case and review similar reports in the literature.

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Portal vein thrombosis; Upper gastrointestinal bleeding; Coffee ground emesis; GIB


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