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Pylephlebitis and Liver Abscess Complicating Diverticulitis

Volume 7 - Issue 5

Larrey E1, Chassang M2*, Antunes O1 and Anty R1,3,4

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    • 1University Hospital of Nice, Digestive Center, France
    • 21University Hospital of Nice, Medical Imaging Department, France
    • 3French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, France
    • 4University of Nice-Côte d’Azur, Faculty of Medicine, France

    *Corresponding author: Chassang Madlee, Archet Hospital, University Hospital of Nice, Medical Imaging Department, 151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière, Nice 06200, France

Received: August 02, 2018;   Published: August 10, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001561

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Background: Sigmoid diverticulitis is a common abdominal disease that may require emergency treatment. The prognosis depends on the potentially dangerous complications, in particular pylephlebitis and hepatic abscess.

Case Report: We report the case of a patient with sigmoid diverticulitis, due to the ingestion of a foreign body, impacted in a diverticulum, complicated by pylephlebitis and hepatic abscess. The patient was treated by endoscopic extraction of the foreign body, antibiotic therapy and anticoagulation. Evolution was favorable.

Keywords: Diverticulitis; Pylephelbitis; Foreign Body; Liver Abscess; CT-Scan

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