Percutaneous transhepatic thrombectomy and pharmacologic thrombolysis of mesenteric venous thrombosis

Wei Zhou, Lorraine Choi, Peter H. Lin, Alan Dardik, Andrea Eraso, Alan B. Lumsden

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Mesenteric venous occlusion is a rare yet highly morbid condition that is traditionally treated with anticoagulation while surgery serves as the last resort. Percutaneous intervention provides an effective option with relatively low mortality and morbidity. We herein describe use of transhepatic percutaneous thrombectomy and pharmacologic thrombolysis in treating two cases of symptomatic mesenteric venous thrombosis. These cases underscore the fact that transhepatic thrombectomy and thrombolysis are a highly effective strategy for treating acute symptomatic mesenteric venous thrombosis. Several percutaneous techniques are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Endovascular
  • Mesenteric venous thrombosis
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Pancreatitis
  • Percutaneous thrombectomy
  • Transhepatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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