Thrombosis of the splenic vein is splenic vein thrombosis and is a rare cause of variceal bleeding and flows through the short gastric veins, the liver, Large gastric and may rupture and bleed. The main causes of splenic vein thrombosis include pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocyst, neoplasm and trauma. Diagnosis is made by selective splenic arteriography.
The splenic vein is formed when several smaller collectors leaving the spleen join shortly thereafter. It follows a course superior to the pancreas, alongside the similarly named artery, the splenic artery. It collects branches from the stomach and pancreas, and most notably from the large intestine via the inferior mesenteric vein, which drains in the splenic vein shortly before the origin of the hepatic portal vein. The portal vein is formed when the splenic vein joins the superior mesenteric vein.
Related Journals of Splenic 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.