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Pylephlebitis: a case report and review of outcome in the antibiotic era.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8651182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
R Saxena; M Adolph; J R Ziegler; W Murphy; G W Rutecki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-22     Completed Date:  1996-07-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1251-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Affiliated Hospitals at Canton 44708, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Combined Modality Therapy
Diverticulitis, Colonic / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Liver Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Phlebitis / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  etiology
Portal Vein* / radiography
Sigmoid Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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