International Journal of Hematology

DOI: 10.1007/s12185-009-0287-4 Pages: 302-304

Portal hypertension resulted from paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: a case report and review of literature

1. The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Department of General Surgery

Correspondence to:
Lian-xin Liu
Email: liulianxin@medmail.com.cn

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Abstract

Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is a rare intravascular hemolytic anemia, and thrombosis is the leading cause of mortality rate. The hepatic veins is the common site where Budd-Chiari syndrome usually occurs. We confronted a patient who simultaneously happened to have portal vein and superior mesenteric vein thrombosis leading to prehepatic portal hypertension and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Percutaneous thrombolysis is an efficacious treatment.

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