oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Hepatic vein thrombosis: a case presentation and retrospective study

Volume 25, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Although well documented, hepatic vein thrombosis is still recognised as an unusual entity. In the oft quoted paper by Parker (1959), its aetiology was discovered in less than 30% of cases. A case at Harare Central Hospital serves well to demonstrate one of the recognised causes of this problem. The clinical and investigatory findings in this case and those of a retrospective study from the same hospital are discussed.

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