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Left-sided portal hypertension with a patent splenic vein: An impossible or a not-so-uncommon scenario?
Iftikhar Khan1, Ghassan Ramahi1, Saif Zaabi2, Hussien Elsiesy3, Mansour Tawfeeq1, Mohammed Al-Qahtani1
1Transplant Surgeon, Department of Transplant Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
2Interventional Radiologist, Department of Medical Imaging, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
3Transplant Hepatologist, Department of Transplant Hepatology, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Article ID: 100044IJHPDIK2015
doi:10.5348/ijhpd-2015-44-CR-19

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Khan I, Ramahi G, Zaabi S, Elsiesy H, Tawfeeq M, Al-Qahtani M. Left-sided portal hypertension with a patent splenic vein: An impossible or a not-so-uncommon scenario? Int J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis 2015;5:108–112.


Abstract
Introduction: Left-sided portal hypertension is usually thought to result from a mechanical obstruction of the splenic vein. However, a functional obstruction of a patent splenic vein due to high venous flow can also cause left-sided portal hypertension.
Case Report: We report a case of left-sided portal hypertension with a patent splenic vein.
Conclusion: The case illustrates that left-sided portal hypertension is a syndrome that results from the variable interactions of different mechanisms and highlights that the selection of suitable treatment is based on understanding the portal pathophysiology and portal venous anatomy in the patient.

Keywords: Left-sided portal hypertension, Management, Patent splenic vein, Pathogenesis


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Author Contributions
Iftikhar Khan – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ghassan Ramahi – Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Saif Zaabi – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Hussien Elsiesy – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Mansour Tawfeeq – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Mohammed Al-Qahtani – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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