To assess the incidence of splanchnic vein
thrombosis in patients with Acute Pancreatitis(AP).
Objective - To study the involvement of splenic vein(SV),
portal vein(PV) and superior mesenteric vein(SMV) in a
case of complicated acute pancreatitis.
Methodology- An audit of retrospectively collected data
for all patients with AP was conducted. Patients with
SMV were grouped according to the vessel involvement.
Result- Out of 107patients admitted with AP, 25 had
Splanchnic vein thrombosis.Out of those 25 cases
SV,PV,SMV was observed in 18,15,5 patients
respectively. Involvement of more than one vessel was
seen in 11 patients(SV and PV in 6 patients,PV and SMV
in 3 patients; all the three veins involved in 2 patients).
Conclusion- Involvement of SV and PV is more common
in splanchnic vein thrombosis than SMV. Involvement of
all the three vessels is also a rare condition complicating
Keywords : AP, SV, PV, SMV