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Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi. 2019 Oct 20;27(10):813-816. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1007-3418.2019.10.016.

[Advances in the study of gastroesophageal varices with portal vein thrombosis in liver cirrhosis].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

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1
Department of Gastroenterology, Huzhou Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Huzhou 313000, China.
2
Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Huangzhou 310029, China.
3
Clinical Medical College, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou 510006, China.
4
Huzhou University, Huzhou 313000, China.

Abstract

in English, Chinese

Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is one of the serious complications in the decompensated stage of liver cirrhosis, which is often accompanied by the aggravation of liver cirrhosis and other complications and in severe cases; it may induce gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage and endanger the lives of patients. Furthermore, the most common complication in decompensated stage of cirrhosis is history of gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage and the formation of PVT that may be a risk factor to promote each other. Presently, there are guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage in liver cirrhosis, but there is still a lack of in-depth understanding of cirrhosis complicated with PVT. This paper summarizes advances in the study of gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage complicated with PVT in liver cirrhosis in order to enhance the understanding of risk factors for diagnosis and treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Esophageal and gastric variceal; Liver cirrhosis; Portal vein thrombosis

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