Portal vein thrombosis in pregnancy caused by hepatocellular carcinoma: A rare case report

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Nasrin Jalilian 1 , Elham Shobeiri 2 , Haleh Shahlazadeh 1 , *

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1 Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Radiology, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Jalilian N, Shobeiri E, Shahlazadeh H. Portal vein thrombosis in pregnancy caused by hepatocellular carcinoma: A rare case report, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2014 ; 17(12):e74286. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v17i12.1188.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 17 (12); e74286
Published Online: March 29, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: July 08, 2013
Accepted: January 01, 2014
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Abstract

Background: Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT) during pregnancy is very rare. Its most common underlying causes are myeloproliferative disorders, pancreatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma and hereditary deficiency of natural anticoagulants (thrombophilia). Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal malignancies which is caused by toxins, alcohol and hepatitis viruses. Viral hepatitis is the cause of one-third of this carcinoma in China and Asia.

Case Report: We reported a case of Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT) in a 31-year-old pregnant woman with an otherwise normal liver function, no risk factors, no hepatitis and no history of thrombophilia. Report of ultrasonography, CT scan and elevated alpha-fetoprotein test, indicated hepatocellular carcinoma and metastases was found in the bone and lungs.

Conclusion: This case is very rare in pregnancy so diagnosis and decision to termination of pregnancy is important.

Keywords

Pregnancy Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT) Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

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