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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2017, Article ID 9324246, 4 pages
Case Report

Sport-Related Portal Vein Thrombosis: An Unusual Complication

1Department of Hospital Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI, USA
2Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN, USA
3North Bronx Health Network, North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY, USA
4Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
5Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
6School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Correspondence should be addressed to Igor Dumic; ude.oyam@rogI.cimuD

Received 5 July 2017; Accepted 23 October 2017; Published 12 November 2017

Academic Editor: Manuela Merli

Copyright © 2017 Igor Dumic et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is an uncommon condition usually associated with hypercoagulable states or liver cirrhosis. PVT due to sports-related injuries is rarely reported and, to the best of our knowledge, only two cases have been reported thus far. Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a form of martial arts and is considered very safe with minimal risk for injury. It has growing popularity worldwide. Here, we report the first case of PVT secondary to abdominal trauma related to the practice of (BJJ) in an otherwise healthy 32-year-old man with no other traditional risk factors for PVT.