Copyright ©The Author(s) 2015.
World J Hepatol. Nov 28, 2015; 7(27): 2774-2780
Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i27.2774
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Figure 1 The preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses diagram. About 226 records were screened in aggregate; 11 full text articles were reviewed; 3 studies met inclusion criteria.
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Figure 2 Funnel plot assessing publication bias. No significant publication bias was observed in this study.
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Figure 3 Portal vein thrombosis and mortality. PVT is associated with an increased pooled risk of death in the absence of significant heterogeneity. PVT: Portal vein thrombosis.
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Figure 4 Portal vein thrombosis and ascites. PVT is associated with an increased pooled risk of hepatic decompensation manifested as ascites. This conclusion may be limited by heterogeneity in the included studies. PVT: Portal vein thrombosis.