What are long-term or late complications of omphalitis?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Patrick G Gallagher, MD; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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These may include nonneoplastic cavernous transformation of the portal vein, portal vein thrombosis, extrahepatic portal hypertension, and biliary obstruction. [45, 46, 47]  When extrahepatic portal hypertension occurs, gastric or esophageal varices may develop, predisposing to upper gastrointestinal bleeding.


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