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REVIEW  LATEST FRONTIERS OF HEMODYNAMICS, IMAGING AND TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE VENOUS DISEASE 

Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2018 June;25(2):148-55

DOI: 10.23736/S1824-4777.18.01338-4

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Primary Budd-Chiari syndrome: suprahepatic inferior vena cava occlusive disease

Byung-Boong LEE , James LAREDO

Department of Surgery, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA


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The Budd-Chiari Syndrome (BCS) is a hepatic disease caused by occlusion of the hepatic veins that drain the liver. In this review we tried to give a definition and classification of BCS, as well as to provide details about its epidemiology and etiology. The management and the prognosis of the disease were explained as well.


KEY WORDS: Budd-Chiari syndrome - Hepatic veins - Review

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