The prevalence and clinical spectrum of acute mesenteric venous thrombosis (AMVT) in Pakistan is largely unknown. The authors report two patients with acute mesenteric, portal and inferior vena cava venous thrombosis confirmed on CT imaging. The diagnoses were established within 24 hours of presentation and both patients were successfully treated with therapeutic heparin during hospital admission and continued on oral warfarin because of hypercoagulable state. The protocol that we currently use is evidence based and is leading to optimal outcome.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
ur Rehman, Z.,
(2010). Acute mesenteric, portal and inferior vena cava, venous thrombosis, anticoagulation. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 60(5), 397-9.
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