Myeloproliferative Disorder Presenting As Portal And Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis - A Case Report

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Senthamizh selvan K
Prem Kumar K
Pugazhendhi T,
Mohammed Ali


Myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) can present as unprovoked venous thrombosis, in particular abdominal venous thrombosis. The events of thrombosis can occur even in the presence of a normal peripheral cell counts. We report the case of a 32 year old male presenting with abdominal pain, sitophobia and non-tender splenomegaly. Investigations done revealed high platelet counts, gastroscopy showed large oesophageal varices, portal doppler showed normal liver echoes and cavernous transformation of portal vein, CECT abdomen showed chronic portal and superior mesenteric venous thrombosis. Bone marrow biopsy revealed increased megakaryocytic precursors and  JAK2V617F mutation was positive. Hence a diagnosis of myeloproliferative disorder (essential thrombocythemia ) presenting as portal and mesenteric venous thrombosis was made.  Patient underwent endoscopic variceal ligation followed by anticoagulation and Hydroxyurea therapy. He showed good response to treatment till date. This case highlights the importance of thorough screening for myeloproliferative disorders in patients presenting with portal and mesenteric vein thrombosis.

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Senthamizh selvan K, Prem Kumar K, Pugazhendhi T, & Mohammed Ali. (2016). Myeloproliferative Disorder Presenting As Portal And Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis - A Case Report. Research Inspiration, 1(III), 01–08. Retrieved from


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