Pylephlebitis, portal-mesenteric thrombosis, and multiple liver abscesses owing to perforated appendicitis.


Journal Article

The authors report a case of a ruptured retrocecal appendix presenting with pylephlebitis, portal-mesenteric thrombosis, and multiple liver abscesses in an 8-year-old boy. A right hemicolectomy was performed, and liver abscesses were drained. The patient was treated with long-term antibiotics and anticoagulation. This the only case of perforated appendicitis associated with these 3 morbid complications in the modern literature.

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Cited Authors

  • Chang, TN; Tang, L; Keller, K; Harrison, MR; Farmer, DL; Albanese, CT

Published Date

  • September 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 9

Start / End Page

  • E19 -

PubMed ID

  • 11528636

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11528636

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-5037

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/jpsu.2001.26401


  • eng