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World J Hepatol. Aug 27, 2014; 6(8): 549-558
Published online Aug 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i8.549
From portal to splanchnic venous thrombosis: What surgeons should bear in mind
Quirino Lai, Gabriele Spoletini, Rafael S Pinheiro, Fabio Melandro, Nicola Guglielmo, Jan Lerut
Quirino Lai, Jan Lerut, Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals Saint-Luc, Université Catholique Louvain, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium
Gabriele Spoletini, Oxford Transplant Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford OX3 7LE, United Kingdom
Rafael S Pinheiro, Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo Medical School, 05508-070 São Paulo, Brazil
Fabio Melandro, Nicola Guglielmo, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University Sapienza, Umberto I Hospital, 00186 Rome, Italy
Author contributions: Lai Q gave substantial contributions to conception and design of the research; all the authors wrote the article and revised it critically and gave the final approval of the version to be published.
Correspondence to: Quirino Lai, MD, Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospital Saint-Luc, Université Catholique Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium.
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Received: October 20, 2013
Revised: February 9, 2014
Accepted: June 18, 2014
Published online: August 27, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: The present study aims to review the evolution of surgical management of portal and splanchnic venous thrombosis in the context of liver transplantation.