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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-40

Portal vein thrombosis occurring after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: A short series and review of literature


Department of General Surgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of the National Guard-Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Tariq Jaber
Department of General Surgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of the National Guard-Health Affairs, P. O. Box. 6366, Jeddah 21423
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/SJL.SJL_4_18

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The prevalence of obesity in Saudi Arabia was 28.7% in 2013, and similar to the west, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is nowadays one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures in Saudi Arabia. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) was at first thought to be a rare and potentially fatal occurrence postoperatively. Recent data suggest that it is much more prevalent following LSG of all other bariatric procedures, and prognosis is favorable given early diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this article was to describe three cases of PVT post-LSG encountered at our institution and provide a brief review of the literature.


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