Table 1

Results of laboratory investigations in the patient with factor V deficiency and EHPVO

Coagulation parameters before transfusion of fresh frozen plasma

Prothrombin time

24" (12")

APTT

54.8" (30")

Pre-transfusion Thromboelastographic parameters

Reaction time (R)

24" (19–28")

Coagulation time (K)

23.5" (8–13")

Maximum Amplitude (MA)

29.5 mm (48–60 mm)

Alpha Angle

22.5 degrees (29–43 degrees)

TEG index

-3.4 (-2 to +2)


Coagulation parameters after transfusion of fresh frozen plasma

Prothrombin time

15.5" (12")

APTT

33.7" (30")

Post-transfusion Thromboelastographic parameters

Reaction time (R)

25" (19–28")

Coagulation time (K)

19" (8–13")

Maximum Amplitude (MA)

36 mm (48–60 mm)

Alpha Angle

26.5 degrees (29–43 degrees)

TEG index

-2.6 (-2 to +2)


APTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; EHPVO, extra-hepatic portal venous obstruction; TEG, thromboelastogram; figures in parentheses indicate control values.

Chava et al. BMC Surgery 2006 6:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-6-7

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