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Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 50, Issue 5, pp 983–987 | Cite as

Abdominal Pain Secondary to Pylephlebitis: An Uncommon Disease of the Portal Venous System, Treated with Local Thrombolytic Therapy

  • Rathnakara Sherigar
  • Khalil A. Amir
  • Ravi K. Bobba
  • Edward L. Arsura
  • Narain Srinivas
Case Report

Key Words

pylephlebitis abdominal pain thrombolytic therapy diverticulitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rathnakara Sherigar
    • 1
  • Khalil A. Amir
    • 2
  • Ravi K. Bobba
    • 2
  • Edward L. Arsura
    • 2
    • 3
  • Narain Srinivas
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of RadiologyUniversity of Virginia, Veterans Affairs Medical CenterSalemUSA
  2. 2.Internal MedicineUniversity of Virginia, Veterans Affairs Medical CenterSalemUSA
  3. 3.Salem Veteran’s Affairs Medical CenterSalemUSA

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