Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hepatic Vein Thrombosis Pathophysiology

Budd-Chiari syndrome can result in liver enlargement, jaundice, portal hypertension, and hepatic failure. The onset of Budd-Chiari may be sudden, but is most often occurs more slowly with liver failure occurring over months to years. Sudden complete blockage of the hepatic veins can cause liver failure and death in a matter of days.

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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