Pylephlebitis after appendicitis in a child

J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Oct;36(10):1574-6. doi: 10.1053/jpsu.2001.27052.

Abstract

Septic phlebitis of the portal vein, or pylephlebitis, is a rare but potentially severe complication of abdominal sepsis. The authors present a case of pylephlebitis after perforated retrocecal appendicitis in a child and discuss the etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder in the modern era.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Abdominal Abscess / etiology
  • Appendicitis / complications*
  • Bacteroides Infections / etiology*
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Perforation / etiology*
  • Intestinal Perforation / microbiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mesenteric Veins / diagnostic imaging
  • Phlebitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Phlebitis / etiology*
  • Phlebitis / microbiology
  • Portal Vein*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed