pylephlebitis

Inflammation of the portal vein or any of its branches. [G. pyle, a gate, + phleps, vein, + -itis, inflammation]

* * *

py·le·phle·bi·tis .pī-lə-fli-'bīt-əs n, pl -bit·i·des -'bit-ə-.dēz inflammation of the renal portal vein usu. secondary to intestinal disease and with suppuration

* * *

n.
septic inflammation and thrombosis of the hepatic portal vein. This is a rare result of the spread of infection within the abdomen (as from appendicitis). The condition causes severe illness, with fever, liver abscesses, and ascites. Treatment is by antibiotic drugs and surgical drainage of abscesses.

* * *

py·le·phle·bi·tis (pi″le-flə-biґtis) [pyle- + phlebitis] inflammation of the portal vein; it usually results from intestinal disease.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pylephlebitis — (also called infective suppurative thrombosis of the portal vein) is an inflammation of the portal vein or any of its branches. It is usually a complication of intraabdominal sepsis, most often following diverticulitis or appendicitis. It has a… …   Wikipedia

  • Pylephlebītis — Pylephlebītis, Pfortaderentzündung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pylephlebītis — (griech.), Pfortaderentzündung, und Pylethrombosis, s. Pfortader …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pylephlebitis — Py|le|phle|bi|tis, die; , ...itiden [zu griech. pýlē = Tür, Tor u. phléps (Gen.: phlebós) = Blutader] (Med.): Entzündung der Pfortader …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pylephlebitis — Pyle|phlebi̱tis [zu gr. πυλη = Tür, Tor u. gr. ϕλεψ, Gen.: ϕλεβος = Blutader] w; , ...iti̱den (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...i̱tides): Pfortaderentzündung …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Pylephlebitis — Py|le|phle|bi|tis* die; , ...itiden <zu gr. pýlē »Tor, Tür«, phléps, Gen. phlebós »Blutader« u. ↑...itis> Pfortaderentzündung (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pylephlebitis — py·le·phlebitis …   English syllables

  • pylephlebitis — portal pyaemia; n. septic inflammation and thrombosis of the hepatic portal vein. This is a rare result of the spread of infection within the abdomen (as from appendicitis). The condition causes severe illness, with fever, liver abscesses, and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pylephlebitis — |pīlə+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from pyl + phlebitis : inflammation of the portal vein usually secondary to intestinal disease and with suppuration …   Useful english dictionary

  • suppurative pylephlebitis — pylephlebitis with pyemia; called also portal pyemia …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.