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Liver cancer and portal vein thrombosis. Close-up of a section through a carcinoma (cancerous tumour) in a liver that has caused portal vein thrombosis. The main cause of liver cancer is viral infection by hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Portal vein thrombosis is a blot clot (thrombus) that has formed within the portal vein of the liver. This can lead to portal hypertension (high blood pressure) and a reduction in the blood supply to the liver.
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