Portal Vein Thrombosis Program


The Portal Vein Thrombosis Program at Texas Children’s Hospital was established in February 2021 by an interdisciplinary team of experts with the mission of providing treatment for pediatric patients whose blood flow in their portal vein is blocked, also known as portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Our program treats all PVT patients regardless of whether or not they have liver disease.  

Our multidisciplinary team is made of experts from multiple disciplines, including transplant surgery, hepatology, gastroenterology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, neurocognitive psychiatry and hematology and oncology and meets bimonthly to discuss complex cases.  

Our program helps to guide and coordinate care for patients who may warrant a wide spectrum of monitoring and treatments, including surveillance imaging, serial endoscopies, hematologic treatment for hypercoagulable states, interventional therapeutics and surgery for their portal hypertension.