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AbstractSinistral or left-sided portal hypertension is a localized form of portal hypertension usually due to isolated obstruction of splenic vein. Most commonly, it is secondary to pancreatitis. Rarely this can present as life-threatening gastric variceal bleeding. In such patients, splenectomy is traditionally considered as the treatment of choice to relieve venous hypertension. Unfortunately, a surgical operation may not be safe in most of the patients because of the unfavorable operativedoi:10.1055/s-0038-1675858 fatcat:kwvlmvajhzadfi6fpbaforgz3u