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We present the case of a 9-year-old boy affected by portal hypertension due to a portal cavernoma which developed after umbilical vein catheterisation in the neonatal period.
When our patient was 3 years of age splenomegaly developed and investigations revealed portal hypertension. During the following years he developed third degree oesophageal varices, …
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained from parent.
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