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Budd–Chiari syndrome: illustrated review of current management
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Munksgaard
Volume 28, Issue 4, pages 455–466, April 2008
How to Cite
Horton, J. D., San Miguel, F. L. and Ortiz, J. A. (2008), Budd–Chiari syndrome: illustrated review of current management. Liver International, 28: 455–466. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2008.01684.x
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2008
- Received 26 September 2007Accepted 6 December 2007
- hepatic vein thrombosis;
- liver transplantation;
- portasystemic shunt, surgical;
- portasystemic shunt, transjugular intrahepatic;
Budd–Chiari syndrome (BCS) is characterized by hepatic venous outflow obstruction at any level from the small hepatic veins to the atriocaval junction. BCS is a complex disease with a wide spectrum of aetiologies and presentations. This article reviews the current literature with respect to presentation, management and prognosis of the disease. Medical, interventional and surgical management of BCS is discussed. Particular attention is paid to interventional and surgical aspects of management. The review is augmented by images, which provide a clinical corollary to the text.