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Budd-Chiari syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hepatic vein obstruction
  • Hepatic veno-occlusive disease
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Treatment

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How might Budd-Chiari syndrome be treated?

The treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome varies, depending on the cause of the blockage. Medical treatments may include:[1]

  • Blood-thinning (anticoagulation) medications
  • Clot-busting drugs (thrombolytic treatment)
  • Treatment for the liver disease, including ascites

Surgical treatments may also be considered and include:[1]

  • 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%).[2]

You can view more detailed information regarding the medical and surgical options for treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome by clicking here.

Last updated: 10/30/2010

References
  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this 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.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Hepatic vein obstruction
  • Hepatic veno-occlusive disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.