Pylephlebitis: a case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era.

Title

Pylephlebitis: a case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era.

Creator

Saxena R; Adolph M; Ziegler J R; Murphy W; Rutecki G W

Publisher

The American journal of gastroenterology

Date

1996
1996-06

Description

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.

Subject

Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Combined Modality Therapy; Anti-Bacterial Agents/*therapeutic use; Acute Disease; Radiography; *Portal Vein/diagnostic imaging; Liver Abscess/diagnosis/etiology/therapy; Phlebitis/complications/diagnosis/*drug therapy/etiology; Sigmoid Diseases/complications/diagnosis/therapy; Colonic/complications/diagnosis/therapy; Diverticulitis

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1251–1253

Issue

6

Volume

91

Citation

Saxena R; Adolph M; Ziegler J R; Murphy W; Rutecki G W, “Pylephlebitis: a case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5611.

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