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Percutaneous drainage of suppurative pylephlebitis complicating acute pancreatitis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
0174-1551
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
30
Issue
6
Pages
1242–1244
Identifiers
PMID: 17587080
Source
Medline

Abstract

Suppurative pylephlebitis is a rare condition with a significant mortality rate, ranging from 50% to 80%. We report a case of suppurative pylephlebitis complicating acute pancreatitis treated by percutaneous drainage in a 40-year-old woman. The patient had an uneventful recovery.

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