Interventional radiology in the management of Budd Chiari syndrome.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 Sep-Oct;31(5):839-47
Authors: Beckett D, Olliff S
Budd Chiari syndrome is an uncommon condition in the Western world but interventional radiology can contribute significantly to the management of the majority of patients. This review examines the role and technique of interventions including hepatic vein dilatation and stent insertion as well as thrombolysis and TIPS. Liver transplantation and surgical shunt surgery are discussed in relation to radiological interventions. With appropriate selection and technique, surgery is only required in a minority of patients.
PMID: 18214592 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]