Pylephlebitis, portal-mesenteric thrombosis, and multiple liver abscesses owing to perforated appendicitis.

T. N. Chang, L. Tang, K. Keller, M. R. Harrison, Diana L Farmer, C. T. Albanese

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume36
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2001

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