Portal hypertension complicating abdominal tuberculosis. Case report

S. Diab, T. A. Nema, F. A. Zidan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalActa Chirurgica Scandinavica
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • abdominal tuberculosis
  • portal hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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