Extrahepatic portal venous obstruction in childhood: Etiology, clinical and laboratory findings and prognosis of 34 patients

Gurakan F., Kocak N., Yuce A., Ozen H.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA JAPONICA, cilt.39, sa.5, ss.595-600, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Extrahepatic obstruction of the portal vein is a well known cause of portal hypertension in childhood, that causes severe morbidity. We evaluated 34 children (24 boys, 10 girls, age 4.5 months to 12 years, mean 5.5 +/- 3.8 years) with this diagnosis, to define the clinical picture, laboratory changes, diagnostic tools and therapeutic modalities.