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Myelofibrosis and angiodysplasia of the colon: another manifestation of portal hypertension and massive splenomegaly?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tina Biss, Dr Peter Hamilton


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Bleeding owing to portal hypertensive colopathy, a form of large bowel angiodysplasia, as a cause of increased blood transfusion requirement is described in a 74 year old man with idiopathic myelofibrosis. The proposed mechanism and the potential therapeutic options for this rare complication of myelofibrosis are discussed.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Biss T, Hamilton P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Clinical Pathology

Year: 2004

Volume: 57

Issue: 9

Pages: 999-1000

ISSN (print): 0021-9746

ISSN (electronic): 1472-4146

Publisher: BMJ Group


DOI: 10.1136/jcp.2003.015479


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