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CORREA, Selene; VALINO, José  and  DUFRECHOU, Carlos. Pylephlebitis: Diagnostic challenge. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2015, vol.37, n. 3, pp.144-146. ISSN 0250-3816.

ABSTRACT: Pylephlebitis is thrombophlebitis of the portal vein and/ or of its branches; it is acute and generally arises as a complication of inflammatory intra-abdominal processes. The clinical is non-specific. The diagnosis is clinical and radiological. The aims of this study are to review the pathophysiology of this entity and its clinical and radiological presentation through the a  clinical case. We  wish to emphasize tha importance of early diagnosis, which make it possible to establish an efficient treatment

Keywords : Pylephlebitis; Septic thrombophlebitis.

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