Two cases of abdominal tuberculosis complicated by portal hypertension are reported. Both presented with haematemesis, melaena, night sweats, anorexia and weight loss. Tuberculosis lymph nodes at the porta hepatis compressed the portal vein in one case, and the other had disseminated tuberculosis involving the liver and spleen. The mechanism of such portal hypertension is discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
- abdominal tuberculosis
- portal hypertension
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