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, 91 (6), 1251-3

Pylephlebitis: A Case Report and Review of Outcome in the Antibiotic Era

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Pylephlebitis: A Case Report and Review of Outcome in the Antibiotic Era

R Saxena et al. Am J Gastroenterol.

Abstract

Pylephlebitis or septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein, a precursor of hepatic abscesses, is an extremely rare and frequently fatal complication of diverticulitis. The following report describes a patient presenting with pylephlebitis and complicated diverticulitis. Diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography. The patient had a favorable outcome with medical and surgical therapy, prompting us to evaluate historical treatment of pylephlebitis.

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