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Yu-qing Wang, Qiu-lin Chen contributed equally to this work.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
YQW wrote the draft of the manuscript and obtained the written consent. DZ and QLC participated in the manuscript writing and helped to the final writing of the paper and gave final approval of the manuscript. LD participated in the manuscript revision. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
We presented an unique case of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after aortic valve replacement due to antithrombin III (ATIII) deficiency. PVT after aortic valve replacement (AVR) is a serious complication, which has not previously been reported.
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