A 33-year-old man of a Middle Eastern origin presented to us with abdominal pain and distension secondary to refractory ascites of 1-month duration. The patient had a history of taking oral retinoic acid 25 mg for 4 months for mycosis fungoides. Investigations revealed thrombosis of hepatic veins with extensive thrombosis of the porto-mesenteric axis. A combination of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, balloon angioplasty and thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator was successfully used to treat his condition.
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Contributors NSN and NP constructed the case presentation and contributed in formulating the discussion. VWD gathered the investigation, designed the discussion and prepared the images. SM did the proofreading and finalised the complete case report.
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