Pylephlebitis

Pylephlebitis, also known as ascending septic thrombophlebitis, is a thrombotic oclusion of portal vein (or its branches) secondary to infection in regions that drain to this venous system.

Pathology

Aetiology
  • septic focus: diverticulitis, appendicitis
  • hypercoagulate status
  • traumatisms
  • abdominal surgery
  • hepatobiliary diseases: cirrhosis, hepatocelular carcinoma, pancreatitis
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