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What is Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is Budd-Chiari syndrome?

  • Budd-Chiari syndrome: 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.
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome: An acute or subacute blockage of the HEPATIC VEINS, usually extrahepatic and caused by blood clots (THROMBUS) or fibrous webs. Parenchymal FIBROSIS is uncommon.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Budd-Chiari syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Budd-Chiari syndrome: Introduction

Types of Budd-Chiari syndrome:

Broader types of Budd-Chiari syndrome:

Who gets Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Budd-Chiari syndrome: male predominance

How serious is Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Prognosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome: In general, nearly 2/3 of patients with Budd-Chiari survive 10 years.
Complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome: see complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome

What causes Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Causes of Budd-Chiari syndrome: see causes of Budd-Chiari syndrome

What are the symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome: see symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome

Complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome: see complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome

Can anyone else get Budd-Chiari syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Budd-Chiari syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Budd-Chiari syndrome

Budd-Chiari syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Budd-Chiari syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Budd-Chiari syndrome: Hepatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Budd-Chiari syndrome.
Treatments for Budd-Chiari syndrome: see treatments for Budd-Chiari syndrome
Research for Budd-Chiari syndrome: see research for Budd-Chiari syndrome

Name and Aliases of Budd-Chiari syndrome

Main name of condition: Budd-Chiari syndrome

Other names or spellings for Budd-Chiari syndrome:

Chiari II, Rokitansky disease, von Rokitansky I disease, hepatic vein thrombosis, liver veins occlusion, hepatic veins thrombosis, hepatic veno-occlusive disease, Hepatic VOD, hepatic vein obstruction

Hepatic vein thrombosis Source - Diseases Database

Budd-Chiari syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Budd-Chiari syndrome:


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