Balloon dilatation of inferior vena cava obstruction in Budd-Chiari syndrome

Journal Article

Budd-Chiari syndrome is a well described entity which can easily be confused with congestive hepatomegaly. The syndrome usually is caused by thrombosis of the hepatic veins, however it also can be caused by congenital fibrous webs that occlude hepatic vessels in the inferior vena cava. It leads to an enlarged liver with ascites, peripheral edema, and portal hypertension.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Short, SG; Jian, L; Ruijie, L

Published Date

  • 1993

Published In

  • Clinical Cardiology

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 360 - 361

PubMed ID

  • 8458119