HIV related portal vein thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia


Known HIV patient. Complaining of abdominal discomfort, nausea, anorexia and weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
The portal vein couldn't be visualized with multiple dilated porta hepatis vessels.

Case Discussion

The findings are compatible with HIV related portal vein thrombosis with subsequent cavernous transformation, known to occur in HIV patients due to various causes including coagulopathy, repeated pyelephlebitis by intestinal pathogens and stasis of portal flow. 

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Case information

rID: 23150
Published: 25th May 2013
Last edited: 24th Feb 2016
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