Ascending septic pylephlebitis with liver abscess development due to appendicitis in an 11-months old infant

Ioannis Patoulias, Katerina Prodromou, Thomas Feidantsis, Magdalini Mitroudi, Ignatios Kallergis, Georgios Koutsoumis

Abstract


The development of septic ascending pylephlebitis secondary to gangrenous appendicitis resulting in the development of liver abscess is a rare complication especially in infancy. In this study we refer to an infant 11 months old with the above clinical entity treated successfully in our clinic. Due to this rare occasion, we reviewed recent literature, aiming at the consolidation of clinical and prognostic parameters.


Keywords


Gangrenous appendicitis, Septic pylephlebitis ascending, Liver abscess

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