Uterine myomatosis and portal vein thrombosis: a rare association

Elamurugan Sujindra, Sai Chandran Sabita, Arounassalame Bupathy


Uterine leiomyomas are the most common pelvic tumors in women and occur in 20–30% of women over 30 years of age. Many complications are seen with fibroid. We report a rare case of a large uterine leiomyoma associated with portal vein thrombosis. 50-year patient presented lower abdomen swelling associated with pain and breathlessness, diagnosed as multiple fibroids. She had massive splenomegaly. Abdomen Doppler revealed splenomegaly with thrombosis of portal, splenic and superior mesenteric vein. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was done. Iron deficiency anaemia with thrombocytosis caused by fibroid was the identified cause for portal vein thrombosis.


Uterine myomatosis, Portal vein, Thrombosis, Iron deficiency anaemia

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