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Ultrasound diagnosis of portal vein thrombosis following splenectomy.
  1. D. Tudway,
  2. G. Sangster
  1. X-ray Department, East Birmingham Hospital, UK.


    We present a case of clinically unsuspected portal vein thrombosis occurring soon after splenectomy in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Ultrasound provided a means of easy and accurate diagnosis and allowed frequent reassessment of the thrombus during the period of its resolution under conservative management.

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