Portal pyaemia secondary to colonic perforation. Academic Article Case Study uri icon


  • 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.© BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2019. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

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  • April 2019