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  • Pylephlebitis treated with apixaban. [Case Reports]
    Hosp Pract (1995) 2019; 47(4):192-195Hale GR, Sakkal LA, Galanis T
  • Pylephlebitis is a rare condition that is characterized by an infected thrombus of the portal vein system and was traditionally associated with a high mortality rate prior to the introduction of antibiotics. This report details a 77-year-old Chinese male found to have a splenic vein thrombosis, Parvimonas micra bacteremia, and a polymicrobial splenic abscess. The patient was treated with abscess …
  • Pylephlebitis as a Rare Complication of Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Report. [Case Reports]
    Cureus 2019; 11(5):e4792Hamera L, Abraham S, Jordan J
  • Pylephlebitis is a rare and potentially fatal complication of many common abdominal pathologies. Here we describe an unusual case of pylephlebitis associated with ulcerative colitis. A 51-year-old male with a history of ulcerative colitis, diabetes mellitus, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented for shortness of breath, fevers, chills, and generalized weakness. The patient wa…
  • Portal pyaemia secondary to colonic perforation. [Case Reports]
    BMJ Case Rep 2019; 12(4)Wong CS, Cho G, … Harper S
  • Portal pyaemia or pylephlebitis is a form of septic (often suppurative) thrombophlebitis of the portal venous system. It may develop as a complication of intra-abdominal sepsis, such as diverticulitis or appendicitis. Patients typically present with a high fever that is sometimes accompanied by jaundice. We report a case of portal pyaemia associated with multiple liver abscesses and discuss the m…
  • Clinical Manifestations of Superior Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis in the Era of Computed Tomography. [Journal Article]
    Vasc Specialist Int 2018; 34(4):83-87Cho JW, Choi JJ, … Jun H
  • CONCLUSIONS: SMVT, caused by intraperitoneal inflammation, unlike portal vein thrombosis including pylephlebitis, shows mild prognosis. In addition, rapid symptom progression and positive blood culture can be the prognostic factors related to extensive bowel resection. Use of appropriate antibiotics and understanding of disease progression can help improve the outcomes of patients with SMVT.
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