A rare cause of recurring abdominal pain after appendectomy in a young patient: Portal vein thrombosis
Barlas Sulu, Elif Demir, Yusuf Günerhan
Kafkas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Kars, Türkiye
Portal vein thrombosis is the complete or partial obstruction of the infra- and extra-hepatic sections that make up the portal vein by a thrombus. Patients usually have non-specific findings such as abdominal pain. The diagnosis is therefore usually not suspected. If it is not treated in the early stages, mortality may increase to about 50%. Herein we report a 30-year-old female who presented at our outpatients department with abdominal pain following appendectomy and was found to have portal vein thrombosis with abdominal imaging techniques. We have observed a decrease in the complaints of the patients who have received anticoagulant and antibiotic treatments.
Keywords: Portal vein thrombosis, acute appendicitis, abdominal pain, appendectomy