Budd-Chiari Syndrome

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Budd-Chiari Syndrome

Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by narrowing and obstruction of the veins of the liver. This narrowing or obstruction slows or prevents blood from flowing out of the liver and back to the heart which can lead to liver damage. While some people experience no symptoms, many experience fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and jaundice. Other associated findings include an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (ascites), an enlarged spleen and/or liver, and severe bleeding in the esophagus. The severity of the disorder varies from case to case, depending on the site and number of affected veins. Drugs may be used to dissolve or decrease the size of the obstruction (if it is a clot). In some cases surgery is performed.  In most cases, the cause of Budd-Chiari syndrome is unknown.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Budd-Chiari Syndrome" returned 272 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Budd-chiari syndrome and renal arterial neurysms due to Behcet disease: a rare association.
 

Author(s): Abdussamet Batur, Meltem Dorum, Hasan Ali Yüksekkaya, Osman Koc

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Behcet's disease is a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown etiology with a chronic relapsing course. Vasculitis in Behcet's disease with predominant vascular involvement is the only vasculitis that affects both arteries and veins of any size. Involvement of the renal artery and inferior ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015

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Multiple liver lesions in a patient with Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to polycythemia vera.
 

Author(s): Juan Putra, Arifa Toor, Todd A Noce, Swan N Thung, Arief A Suriawinata, Mikhail Lisovsky

Journal: Ann Hepatol. ;14(4):547-9.

 

Focal nodular hyperplasia and nodular regenerative hyperplasia are occasionally seen in patients with hepatic venous outflow obstruction as a consequence of circulatory stress in the liver. In addition, neoplastic processes such as hepatic adenoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and metastatic ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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Colon perforation and Budd-Chiari syndrome in Behçet's disease.
 

Author(s): Yılmaz Baş, Güven Güney, Pınar Uzbay, Ethem Zobacı, Selin Ardalı, Ayşegül Taylan Özkan

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Behçet's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease involving multiple systems, with vasculitis being the most important pathological feature. Multiple colon perforations are thought to be secondary to vasculitis and they occur in patients with ulcers. These may be encountered within ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2015

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The terms "Budd-Chiari Syndrome" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Selection of treatment modalities for Budd-Chiari Syndrome in China: a preliminary survey of published literature.
 

Author(s): Xing-Shun Qi, Wei-Rong Ren, Dai-Ming Fan, Guo-Hong Han

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Aug;20(30):10628-36.

 

To evaluate the frequency of use of various treatment modalities for Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) in China by conducting a preliminary survey of relevant literature.

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014

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An update on management of Budd-Chiari syndrome.
 

Author(s): Andrea Mancuso

Journal: Ann Hepatol. ;13(3):323-6.

 

The topic of this paper is to report an update on management of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). Actually, the flow-chart of BCS management comes from experts opinion and is not evidence-based due to the rarity of BCS. Management of BCS follows a step-wise strategy. Anticoagulation and ...

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2014

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Scientific publications on portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome: a global survey of the literature.
 

Author(s): Xingshun Qi, Jia Jia, Weirong Ren, Man Yang, Valerio De Stefano, Juan Wang, Daiming Fan

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Mar;23(1):65-71.

 

Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) are two rare vascular disorders of the liver that can lead to life-threatening complications. We conducted a global survey to systematically analyze the scientific publications in the fields of PVT and BCS.

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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Budd-Chiari Syndrome in China: Balloon Angioplasty Alone or Combined With Stent Placement?
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Budd-Chiari Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2016

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Portal Vein Thrombosis in Cirrhosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hepatic Vein Thrombosis; Cirrhosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

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