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Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis in a patient with chronic inhalation exposure to stearic Acid.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of vascular diseases
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
49–51
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3400/avd.AVDcr07008
PMID: 23555339
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A previously healthy 36-year-old man admitted via emergency room with complaint of progressive chronic abdominal pain for 2 weeks. An enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a total occlusion of the superior mesenteric vein with thrombus and partial thrombosis of main portal vein. However, CT scan did not show any evidence of infectious or inflammatory foci in the abdominal cavity. He did not have any family history of coagulation disorder. He neither had any detectable coagulation disorder to induce thrombosis. The only possible risk factor for the superior venous thrombus is chronic inhalation exposure to stearic acid.

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