Budd-Chiari Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What are the clinical variants of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which lab studies are performed in the evaluation of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which imaging studies are performed in the evaluation of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which medications are used in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which surgical procedures are used in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which inflammatory diseases cause Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What causes Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which hematologic disorders cause Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which coagulopathies cause Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which chronic infections cause Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which tumors cause Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which congenital membranous obstructions cause Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What are the less common causes of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the prevalence of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What are the sexual predilections of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which factors are associated with a good prognosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What are the possible complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What are the clinical variants of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What are the EASL clinical practice guidelines on vascular diseases of the liver?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of venography in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of liver biopsy in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Treatment

What is the treatment approach for Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of anticoagulant therapy in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of thrombolytic therapy in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of radiologic intervention in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of gastroscopy in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is included in the symptomatic treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of portal decompression in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of liver transplantation in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is included in long-term monitoring of patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of angioplasty in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

What is the role of diuretic therapy in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretic Agents are used in the treatment of Budd-Chiari Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antifibrinolytic Agents are used in the treatment of Budd-Chiari Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Cardiovascular are used in the treatment of Budd-Chiari Syndrome?