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2022 Oct

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Complicated pylephlebitis secondary to perforated appendicitis in a child- A rare case report.


Pahari S, Shrestha M, Basukala S, Kafle P, Rai K, Khand Y, Thapa O, Thapa A
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Oct; 82:104744.
PMID: 36268367.


Pylephlebitis is a rare and life threatening thrombophlebitis of the portal vein. It commonly occurs following intra abdominal infections like appendicitis.It is even rarer in the pediatric age group. The nonspecific presentation impedes the diagnosis. Timely use of appropriate antibiotics and control of infection is paramount in its treatment and this case report highlights the same.