Portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis: Report of a case

Jorge Baixauli, Conor P. Delaney, Anthony J. Senagore, Feza H. Remzi, Victor W. Fazio

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Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis is a very uncommon complication after laparoscopic surgery. Although only one case of portal vein thrombosis has been reported after laparoscopic colectomy, there are several reports of mesenteric vascular occlusion after other laparoscopic procedures. We present a case of portal vein thrombosis in a patient with no other demonstrable hypercoagulable states or risk factors, who underwent an uneventful laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. Because alteration in coagulation may occur after establishing a pneumoperitoneum, we suggest that heparin prophylaxis may be advisable to avoid these kinds of complications, especially if a past history of coagulable disorders is present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-553
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Diverticulitis
Colectomy
Sigmoid Colon
Portal Vein
Thrombosis
Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
Pneumoperitoneum
Laparoscopy
Heparin

Keywords

  • Diverticulitis
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Sigmoid colectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis : Report of a case. / Baixauli, Jorge; Delaney, Conor P.; Senagore, Anthony J.; Remzi, Feza H.; Fazio, Victor W.

In: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Vol. 46, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 550-553.

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Baixauli, Jorge ; Delaney, Conor P. ; Senagore, Anthony J. ; Remzi, Feza H. ; Fazio, Victor W. / Portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis : Report of a case. In: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2003 ; Vol. 46, No. 4. pp. 550-553.
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