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Pylephlebitis, or infective suppurative thrombosis of the portal vein, is a serious condition with significant morbidity and mortality, which can complicate intraabdominal sepsis of any etiology.What is portal vein tumor?
Tumor thrombus in the portal vein is a common complication of hepatocellular carcinoma, but an extremely rare complication of common bile duct cancer.What is portal vein system?
There are two venous systems that drain abdominal structures – the portal venous system and the systemic venous system. The portal system transports venous blood to the liver for processing, whilst the systemic venous system returns blood to the right atrium of the heart.