Pylephlebitis after appendicitis in a child

  • Vanamo K
  • Kiekara O
  • 6


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 27


    Citations of this article.


Septic phlebitis of the portal vein, or pylephlebitis, is a rare but potentially severe complication of abdominal sepsis. The authors present a case of pylephlebitis after perforated retrocecal appendicitis in a child and discuss the etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder in the modern era. © 2001 by W.B. Sauners Company.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Appendicitis
  • Complications
  • Liver abscess
  • Mesenteric veins
  • Portal vein
  • Pylephlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Kari Vanamo

  • Olavi Kiekara

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free