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Case Reports
April 1930

CAVERNOUS MALFORMATION ABOUT THE PORTAL VEIN MANIFESTED CLINICALLY AS A CHRONIC THROMBOSIS OF THE SPLENIC VEIN

Author Affiliations

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
From the Propaedeutic Clinic and the Laboratory for Pathologic Anatomy of the Town-University of Amsterdam.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(4):790-806. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930160108012
Abstract

The clinical picture of chronic thrombosis of the splenic vein is regarded as rare, and causes great difficulty both from a diagnostic and from a therapeutic point of view. In recent years, it has become clear that the cause of the obstruction to the venous return from the spleen in this clinical condition is not always in the splenic vein itself.

This is shown also in the case reported in this article. We believe that a detailed description of this case will give greater insight into the etiology of the condition. Further, there has recently been exhibited an increased interest in pediatric circles in clinical picture, as may be deduced from the recent and extensive publication of Wallgren1 and of Smith and Howard,2 among others.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—At the end of February, 1926, a boy, aged 4 years, was brought to one of us on account

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