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Myelofibrosis and angiodysplasia of the colon: another manifestation of portal hypertension and massive splenomegaly?
  1. T Biss,
  2. P Hamilton
  1. Department of Haematology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr T Biss
 Department of Haematology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK;


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.

  • idiopathic myelofibrosis
  • angiodysplasia
  • blood transfusion requirement
  • portal hypertension
  • portal hypertensive colopathy

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