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Table 1 An overview of case reports regarding spontaneous recanalization of PVT in cirrhosis

From: Transient portal vein thrombosis in liver cirrhosis

First author, year (region) Sex Age (years) Predisposing risk factors Severity of thrombosis Symptoms of thrombosis Management Outcomes Interval from diagnosis to vessel patency
Borja, 2016 [25] (Singapore) Female 60 Cryptogenic liver cirrhosis; invasive ductal carcinoma of left breast Nonocclusive portal vein thrombus (< 50%) Distended abdomen with ascites Antibiotics; bedside ascitic fluid drainage; no antithrombotic treatment Completely patent 11 months
Lai, 1997 [24] (Taiwan) Male 67 Liver cirrhosis; esophageal transection and splenectomy Nonocclusive portal vein thrombus within portal trunk and right portal vein Ascites; icteric sclera Conservative treatment with close observation; no antithrombotic treatment Completely patent 2 months
Spahr, 1996 [23] (Canada) Male 45 Alcoholic liver cirrhosis; accidental gallbladder puncture during transjugular liver biopsy Thrombus within the right intrahepatic branch, left intrahepatic branch, main portal vein, and splenic vein (degree of thrombosis was unclear) Slight epigastric discomfort No invasive maneuvers, such as thrombolysis, were initiated. The patient was treated conservatively Completely patent 7 weeks