Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Vascular disorders
Portal vein obstruction

Author: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 November 2017, last major update May 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Portal vein obstruction[TI] liver

Cite this page: Arora, K. Portal vein obstruction. website. Accessed December 14th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Symptoms: abdominal pain, ascites (massive, intractable), portal hypertension with varices, bowel infarction
  • Causes: sepsis due to acute diverticulitis, appendicitis, pyelophlebitis; lymphatic metastases, pancreatitis with splenic vein thrombosis; postsurgical thromboses
  • Banti syndrome: recanalization of ectatic portal vein with associated splenomegaly