Portal Vein Thrombosis can be the Cause for Neonatal Cerebral Infarction-Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author(s): Waleed Altuwaijri, Saif Alsaif, Mohammad Alghamdi, Abdullah Yousef M Aldaffaa.

Neonatal cerebral infarction occurs rarely in healthy term neonate and extremely rare if associated with portal vein thrombosis. We reported two cases with this association and discussed the unique mechanisms of cerebral infarction. We proposed that in the absence of any identifiable cause for the cerebral infarction, portal vein thrombosis can be the cause, and Doppler sonography for portal system worth to be done.

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