Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85--87

Blocked mesocaval shunt with protein C deficiency in a child with extrahepatic portal hypertension


Nikhil Rao, Ira Shah, Sushmita Bhatnagar 
 Pediatric Liver Clinic, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ira Shah
1/B Saguna, 271/B St Francis Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai - 400 056, Maharashtra
India

Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is an important cause of extrahepatic portal hypertension in children. A majority of children with PVT of unknown etiology have functional protein C deficiency or abnormally elevated levels of anti-cardiolipin antibodies. We present an 8-year-old boy with portal hypertension with protein C deficiency, who underwent mesocaval shunt surgery due to recurrent episodes of bleeding esophageal varices and subsequently developed a block in the mesocaval shunt due to a thrombotic tendency.


How to cite this article:
Rao N, Shah I, Bhatnagar S. Blocked mesocaval shunt with protein C deficiency in a child with extrahepatic portal hypertension.Med J DY Patil Univ 2016;9:85-87


How to cite this URL:
Rao N, Shah I, Bhatnagar S. Blocked mesocaval shunt with protein C deficiency in a child with extrahepatic portal hypertension. Med J DY Patil Univ [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];9:85-87
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