Budd-Chiari syndrome

Background

  • Rare
  • Caused by occlusion of hepatic veins, 75% primary (thrombosis), 25% secondary (compression by mass)
  • Fulminant, acute, chronic, or asymptomatic.

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • LFTs, BMP, LDH
  • Ultrasound, retrograde angiography
  • CT and MRI less sensitive

Management

Disposition

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