Noncirrhotic portal hypertension due to lymphoma - Reversal following splenectomy

Keith Lindor, Jorge Rakela, Jean Perrault, Jonathan Van Heerden

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We report a case of bleeding esophageal varices associated with lymphoma. Splenectomy alone reversed the patient's portal hypertension as assessed hemodynamically and clinically. Mechanisms leading to portal hypertension in the setting of splenomegaly from hematologic disorders are discussed. An approach to operative management of these patients, based on preoperative hemodynamic measurements, is suggested for future consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1056-1058
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive diseases and sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1987


  • lymphoma-causing noncirrhotic portal hypertension
  • noncirrhotic portal hypertension
  • splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology


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