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2018, Cilt 9, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 079-082
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A Rare Complication After Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis
Ozan Akıncı, Sina Ferahman, Sefa Ergün, Pınar Çiğdem Kocael, Osman Şimşek, Ahmet Kocael
Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Laparoscopic appendectomy, superior mesenteric vein, pylephlebitis

Appendectomy is the most commonly applied surgical procedure. Pylephlebitis is a rarely seen complication after appendectomy and thrombophlebitis of portal venous system. Pylephlebitis generally develops based on the secondary infections of the anatomical region drained by portal venous system. Anamnesis, physical examination and computed tomography (CT) plays an important role in the diagnosis. It is a significant clinical occurrence due to the high mortality rate; although, due to its rarity, pylephlebitis is hard to diagnose and does not often come to mind in a patient presenting post-appendectomy with abdominal pain, for it has no specific signs or symptoms. In our present case report, we aimed to share our experience regarding the diagnosis and treatment processes of a patient developing superior mesenteric vein (SMV) thrombosis after laparoscopic appendectomy.