Gas in the Inferior Mesenteric Vein – successful non operative management of a rare complication of diverticulitis

Gas in the Inferior Mesenteric Vein – successful non operative management of a rare complication of diverticulitis

Williams, Ryan1; Chuang,Tzu-Yi1; Choy, Kay Tai2; Ranasinghe, Saranga 1

1Department of General Surgery, Redland Hospital, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia
2Department of General Surgery, Hervey Bay Hospital, Urraween, Queensland, Australia

Septic phlebitis (also known as pyelephlebitis) because of diverticulitis is a rare but important complication. Many previous cases have mandated urgent surgical management for fear of further deterioration. This case report details one of the first cases where septic phlebitis was successfully managed conservatively, and details important clinical lessons clinicians should be aware of.

Keywords: Septic phlebitis, pyelephlebitis, diverticulitis, inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) gas.

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Williams, Ryan; Chuang,Tzu-Yi; Choy, Kay Tai; Ranasinghe, Saranga. Gas in the Inferior Mesenteric Vein – successful non operative management of a rare complication of diverticulitis. International Journal of Case Reports, 2021, 5:232. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2021-07-1005


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