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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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RUIZ D, Rosario; ANDRADE ANAGUA, Alberto  and  BRAVO HINOJOSA, Douglas. Acute portal thrombosis and gas in the liver: a report of two cases. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.3, pp.255-258. ISSN 1022-5129.

The presence in adults of intrahepatic portal gas is a multifactorial event in which systemic inflammatory and prothrombotic factors coexist, it is common in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis and rare in those with a healthy liver, however its frequency increases with the presence of inflammatory abdominal disorders and hypercoagulability related to systemic inflammatory response, their manifestations are unspecific and varies according to severity. We study two cases with unspecific symptoms, where imaging studies reported intrahepatic portal gas, one secondary to diverticular disease and the second related to liver abscesses, which favorably response with surgical, antibiotic and anticoagulant treatment.

Keywords : Venous thrombosis; Liver cirrhosis; Thrombophilia.

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