Hepatic vein thrombosis (HVT) is an obstruction in the veins of the liver caused by a blood clot. This condition blocks blood flow from the liver to the heart. HVT is diagnosed by blood tests and by physical examination. HVT can often be treated with anticlotting medications and also by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and Transjugular intrahepatic portal-systemic shunting.
Hepatic vein thrombosis is caused by one or several thrombogenic conditions, of which myeloproliferative disorders are the most frequent. Thrombosis and its fibrous sequelae can affect the veins diffusely or locally. Severity is determined by the extent and velocity of the thrombotic process. Development of venous collateral vessels is an important compensatory mechanism.
Related Journals of Hepatic Vein Thrombosis
Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis.