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

R. Saxena, M. Adolph, J. R. Ziegler, W. Murphy, G. W. Rutecki

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1251-1253
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume91
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1996

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Diverticulitis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Liver Abscess
Thrombophlebitis
Portal Vein
Tomography
Therapeutics

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Saxena, R., Adolph, M., Ziegler, J. R., Murphy, W., & Rutecki, G. W. (1996). Pylephlebitis: A case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 91(6), 1251-1253.

Pylephlebitis : A case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era. / Saxena, R.; Adolph, M.; Ziegler, J. R.; Murphy, W.; Rutecki, G. W.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 91, No. 6, 06.1996, p. 1251-1253.

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Saxena, R, Adolph, M, Ziegler, JR, Murphy, W & Rutecki, GW 1996, 'Pylephlebitis: A case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 91, no. 6, pp. 1251-1253.
Saxena, R. ; Adolph, M. ; Ziegler, J. R. ; Murphy, W. ; Rutecki, G. W. / Pylephlebitis : A case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1996 ; Vol. 91, No. 6. pp. 1251-1253.
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