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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 2001|
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