Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Obes Surg. 2009 Oct;19(10):1464-7. doi: 10.1007/s11695-009-9910-y. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

Portal vein thrombosis due to factor 2 leiden in the post-operative course of a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity.

Author information

1
Digestive Surgical Department, CHU Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13385, Marseille, France. bruno.berthet@ap-hm.fr

Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis can occur after laparoscopic operations. This complication has not been yet reported after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. We report the case of a patient who presented mild abdominal pains 2 weeks after a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy achieved to cure morbid obesity. Computed tomography led to the diagnosis of portal vein thrombosis bound to a genetic disorder due to heterozygote Leiden 2 factor which impaired coagulation. Recommendations for post-surgical follow-up are discussed.

PMID:
19830507
DOI:
10.1007/s11695-009-9910-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Springer
Loading ...
Support Center