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Aktuelle Radiol. 1998 Sep;8(5):213-9.

[Diagnosis and therapy of Budd-Chiari syndrome].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Radiologische und Universit√§tsklinik Bonn.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Budd-Chiari syndrome is a fairly uncommon disease in Europe. This often leads to its late diagnosis. The syndrome is characterised by portal hypertension and splanchnic congestion due to obstruction of hepatic venous outflow. This paper describes the treatment of three patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome by interventional therapeutic techniques and discusses alternative treatment modalities.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

The first patient presented with veno-occlusive disease and was treated by the placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt. The second patient showed an occlusion of the major hepatic veins. After percutaneous recanalisation, a stent was placed in the right hepatic vein which remained patient. The third patient had a membranous obstruction of the right hepatic vein which was treated by percutaneous balloon dilatation.

RESULTS:

In all patients the clinical symptoms resolved completely after treatment and no complications were encountered.

CONCLUSIONS:

The authors conclude that interventional therapeutic techniques offer a wide variety of possibilities for the treatment of patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome and are safe, effective and relatively inexpensive. However, further studies are required to assess the long-term results and survival rates of these patients.

PMID:
9799943
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