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Liver vein outflow obstruction

Liver vein outflow obstruction: Introduction

Liver vein outflow obstruction: Budd-Chiari syndrome is the clinical picture caused by occlusion of the hepatic veins. It presents with the classical triad of abdominal pain, ascites and hepatomegaly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Liver vein outflow obstruction is available below.

Symptoms of Liver vein outflow obstruction

Treatments for Liver vein outflow obstruction

  • A minority of patients can be treated medically with sodium restriction, diuretics to control ascites, anticoagulants such as heparin and warfarin, and general symptomatic management
  • Anticoagulation
  • Thrombolytic therapy - streptokinase, retaplase
  • Angioplasty
  • Management of ascites - sodium restriction, diuretics
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Liver vein outflow obstruction

  • Primary (75%): thrombosis of the hepatic vein
  • Secondary (25%): compression of the hepatic vein by an outside structure (e.g. a tumour)
  • Pregnancy and oral contraceptive use
  • Infection such as TB
  • Hematological disorders
  • more causes...»

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Liver vein outflow obstruction: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Liver vein outflow obstruction

Prognosis for Liver vein outflow obstruction: In general, nearly 2/3 of patients with Budd-Chiari survive 10 years.

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  1. Liver vein outflow obstruction: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis
 

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