A Case of Superior Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis Due to Protein C Deficiency in a Patient with Duodenal Ulcer Bleeding.

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Summary of "A Case of Superior Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis Due to Protein C Deficiency in a Patient with Duodenal Ulcer Bleeding."

Mesenteric venous thrombosis is a clinically very rare disease, and may cause bowel infarction and gangrene. Difficulty in the dignosis the disease due to its non-specific symptoms and low prevalence can cause a clinically fatal situation. Mesenteric venous thrombosis may be caused by both congenital and acquired factors, and protein C deficiency, which is a very rare genetic disorder, is one of many causes of mesenteric thrombosis. The authors experienced a case of mesenteric venous thrombosis caused by protein C deficiency in a patient with duodenal ulcer bleeding, so here we report a case together with literature review.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Masan, Korea.

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Name: The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
ISSN: 1598-9992
Pages: 34-37

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