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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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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