Treatment of portal venous thrombosis with selective superior mesenteric artery infusion of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator

E. A. Henao, W. Todd Bohannon, Michael B. Silva

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Portal and mesenteric venous thrombosis is an uncommon condition that is usually treated with systemic anticoagulation. Catheter-directed thrombolysis via the superior mesenteric artery may be a viable adjunct to treatment of this potentially morbid condition. We present a case of portal and mesenteric venous thrombosis treated with systemic anticoagulation and catheter-directed infusion of tissue plasminogen activator via the superior mesenteric artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1415
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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