thrombosis is a rare disease, characterized by the presence of a thrombus, most often a blood clot, in the portal vein. In its role in the circulatory system, the portal vein transports blood from the digestive organs and the spleen
to the liver
. Portal vein thrombosis can be secondary to a number of different conditions, notably blood abnormalities, such as deficiency
of certain coagulating factors, or hyperviscosity of the blood following bone marrow disease, among others.
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