- Hepatic vein obstruction
- Hepatic veno-occlusive disease
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The treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome varies, depending on the cause of the blockage. Medical treatments may include:
- Blood-thinning (anticoagulation) medications
- Clot-busting drugs (thrombolytic treatment)
- Treatment for the liver disease, including ascites
Surgical treatments may also be considered and include:
- Angioplasty and stent placement
- Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
- Venous shunt surgery
While medical therapy can be instituted for short-term, symptomatic benefit, medical therapy alone has been associated with a high 2-year mortality rate (80-85%).
You can view more detailed information regarding the medical and surgical options for treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome by clicking here.
- Dugdale DC, Longstreth GF. Hepatic vein obstruction (Budd-Chiari). MedlinePlus. 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000239.htm. Accessed 10/30/2010.
- Roy PK, Choudhary A, Shojamanesh H, Bragg J, Dehadrai G, Bashir S. Budd-Chiari Syndrome: Treatment & Medication. eMedicine. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/184430-treatment. Accessed 10/30/2010.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Budd-Chiari syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.