Digestive Disease Interventions
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715817
Review Article

Endovascular Treatment of Malignant Portomesenteric Venous Obstruction

1  Vascular Interventional Radiology Section, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
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1  Vascular Interventional Radiology Section, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
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Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare condition, and malignancies account for up to a quarter of cases. Malignant PVT is an advanced stage in the neoplastic process, which affects survival. In addition, portal venous obstruction can result in portal hypertension and associated complications. There are a few reports on the surgical and nonsurgical management of this condition. We herein aim to present an overview of these management options and discuss the factors affecting the outcomes after each. We will also discuss gaps in knowledge and the possible areas for future research.



Publication History

Received: 22 April 2020

Accepted: 24 June 2020

Publication Date:
10 September 2020 (online)

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