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Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is the blockage or narrowing of the portal vein by a thrombus. Portal vein             thrombosis (PVT) is considered to be a frequent complication of liver cirrhosis. It is relatively rare and has been linked with the presence of an underlying liver disease or prothrombotic disorders. . It is not clear whether PVT is a consequence of severe liver disease or a factor which aggravate underlying liver disease or both. We report an interesting and rare case of PVT due to Essential Thrombocytosis management,             difficulties we encountered and how we overcame them.

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