Portal pyaemia secondary to colonic perforation.

Authors:
Chee Siong Wong
Chee Siong Wong
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Gyuseong Cho
Gyuseong Cho
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
South Korea
Edmund M Godfrey
Edmund M Godfrey
Addenbrooke's Hospital
United Kingdom
Simon Harper
Simon Harper
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Apr 15;12(4). Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery, Cambridge University Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

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 medical and surgical management of this condition.

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