Last updated on February 2020

Effect of Portal Vein Thrombosis on the Prognosis of Liver Cirrhosis

Brief description of study

The prevalence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients with liver cirrhosis is 5-20%. Current evidence regarding the effect of portal vein thrombosis on the prognosis of cirrhotic patients remains under debate. Considering that PVT potentially elevates the portal pressure and thereby increase the risk of variceal bleeding, we focus on the patients with high-risk varices and variceal bleeding as the study population. Thus, the main goals are to analyze the effect of PVT on the incidence of first variceal bleeding in patients without any prior bleeding history but with high-risk varices, the incidence of recurrent variceal bleeding in patients with a history of variceal bleeding, and the treatment failure rate of variceal bleeding in patients with acute variceal bleeding. Certainly, the survival is also observed in all patients.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02335580

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