Budd-Chiari Syndrome Overview
What is Budd-Chiari's syndrome?
A person with Budd-Chiari's syndrome has blockage of the veins that drain blood from the liver, caused by blood clots that form within the veins. Budd-Chiari's syndrome is very rare, and causes liver enlargement, jaundice and liver failure. The onset of Budd-Chiari may be sudden, but is most often occurs more slowly with liver failure occurring over months to years.
What are the symptoms of Budd-Chiari's syndrome?
Some with Budd-Chiari syndrome may have no symptoms. Others may have nausea, body aches, fatigue, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Other symptoms include jaundice and brown urine.
How does the doctor treat Budd-Chiari's syndrome?
Treatment for Budd-Chiari syndrome includes surgery, such as a portacaval shunt to open the hepatic veins and reduce pressure in the liver.
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