Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Pediatric Patient with Pylephlebitis in the “Crazy” World of Antibiotics

H Nursun Özcan1 *, Turkmen Ciftci1 , Hayriye Hizarcioglu-Gulsen2 , Nilay Korgal2 , Burak Ardıclı3 and Mithat Haliloglu

Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey 2 Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe Universitys School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey 3 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey

*Correspondance to: H Nursun Özcan 

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Abstract

Pylephlebitis is septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein. It is an uncommon disease with high morbidity, mortality due to delayed diagnosis. It is associated with intra-abdominal infections, mostly acute appendicitis in childhood. We report a 16-year-old girl with a diagnosis of pylephlebitis and liver abscess secondary to perforated acute appendicitis.

Keywords:

Portal vein thrombophlebitis; US; CT; Children

Citation:

H Nursun Özcan, Ciftci T, HizarciogluGulsen H, Korgal N, Ardıclı B, Haliloglu M. A Pediatric Patient with Pylephlebitis in the “Crazy” World of Antibiotics. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3080..

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