Incidence of portal vein thrombosis after splenectomy and its influence on transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt stent patency
Fang Dong, Department of Vascular Surgery, Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China
Shi-Hua Luo, Department of Radiology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, Hubei Province, China
Li-Juan Zheng, Department of Gastroenterology, Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China
Jian-Guo Chu, He Huang, Department of Radiology, Air Force Medical Center of PLA, Beijing 100142, China
Xue-Qiang Zhang, Department of Gastroenterology, the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050000, Hebei Province, China
Ke-Chun Yao, Department of Ultrasound, Air Force Medical Center of PLA, Beijing 100142, China
Author contributions: Dong F designed the research; Luo SH wrote the manuscript; Huang H carried out the experiment; Zheng LJ prepared the figures and tables; Zhang XQ performed data analysis; Chu JG was responsible for the experiment; and Yao KC supervised the study.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Air Force Medical Center of PLA, Beijing, China.
Informed consent statement: This is a retrospective study, and informed written consent was thus waived.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Shi-Hua Luo, MD, Postdoc, Department of Radiology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 169#, Donghu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan 430071, Hubei Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: April 15, 2019
Peer-review started: April 15, 2019
First decision: May 31, 2019
Revised: July 11, 2019
Accepted: July 20, 2019
Article in press: July 20, 2019
Published online: September 6, 2019