Budd-Chiari syndrome–a review of the diagnosis and management.

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Budd-Chiari syndrome--a review of the diagnosis and management.

Acute Med. 2011;10(1):5-9

Authors: Fox MA, Fox JA, Davies MH


Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is the liver disease resulting from hepatic venous outflow obstruction comprising a triad of abdominal discomfort, hepatomegaly and ascites. Advances in the management of this disorder over the last three decades have dramatically improved survival. We present a review of the management of BCS followed by a case which illustrates some key points in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

PMID: 21573256 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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