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Virchows Archiv

, Volume 436, Issue 1, pp 88–91 | Cite as

Segmental hepatic vein thrombosis associated with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia II

  • I. Theuerkauf
  • L. Lickfett
  • U. Harbrecht
  • C. Pohl
  • H. -P. Fischer
  • U. Pfeifer
Case Report

Abstract 

We report the case of a 55-year-old man who developed heparin-induced thrombocytopenia II after a vertebral fracture. Autopsy revealed segmental hepatic vein thrombosis of the right lobe with subacute congestion and an activation of hepatic stellate cells. This case shows that heparin-induced thrombocytopenia II is a possible cause of the Budd-Chiari syndrome.

Key words Liver pathology Heparin Thrombocytopenia Thrombosis Hepatic stellate cells 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Theuerkauf
    • 1
  • L. Lickfett
    • 2
  • U. Harbrecht
    • 3
  • C. Pohl
    • 4
  • H. -P. Fischer
    • 1
  • U. Pfeifer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, University of Bonn, Post Box 2120, D-53011 Bonn, Germany e-mail: theuerk@mailer.meb.uni-bonn.de Tel.: +49-228-2875886 Fax: +49-228-2875030DE
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, University of Bonn, Bonn, GermanyDE
  3. 3.Department of Transfusion Medicine, University of Bonn, Bonn, GermanyDE
  4. 4.Department of Neurology, University of Bonn, Bonn, GermanyDE

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