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 256 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Good outcome following liver transplantation using pericardial-peritoneum window for hepato-atrial anastomosis to overcome advanced hepatic alveolar echinococcosis and secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome - a case report.
 

Author(s): Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk

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This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated successfully by liver transplantation.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2017

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Living donor liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome: Overcoming a troublesome situation.
 

Author(s): Cengiz Ara, Sami Akbulut, Volkan Ince, Serdar Karakas, Adil Baskiran, Sezai Yilmaz

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(43):e5136.

 

The aim of the study was to report the detailed surgical techniques of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS).

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Successful Treatment of Ascites using a Denver(®) Peritoneovenous Shunt in a Patient with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria and Budd-Chiari syndrome.
 

Author(s): Tomomi Kogiso, Etsuko Hashimoto, Taito Ito, Toshifumi Hara, Yuichi Ikarashi, Kazuhisa Kodama, Makiko Taniai, Nobuyuki Torii, Kentaro Yoshinaga, Satoru Morita, Yutaka Takahashi, Junji Tanaka, Shuji Sakai, Masakazu Yamamoto, Katsutoshi Tokushige

Journal: Intern. Med.. ;55(20):2957-2963.

 

A 56-year-old man was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria at 43 years of age and treatment with cyclosporin A was started. Liver cirrhosis, ascites, and thrombus in the hepatic veins were found at 56 years of age and Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) was ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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The terms "Budd-Chiari Syndrome" returned 18 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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