Transjugular intrahepatic cavoportal shunt for Budd-Chiari syndrome
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is characterized by obstruction of the hepatic venous outflow tract. Therapeutic options for BCS are limited. We report a case of a 21-year-old woman with protein S and C deficiency with gross ascites. Treatment with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) was attempted, which revealed occluded hepatic veins, so transcaval TIPS was performed. No serious procedure-related complication occurred. After successful shunt creation, the patient's symptoms subsided and she was discharged and followed up for 6 months.
Ul Haq, T.,
(2005). Transjugular intrahepatic cavoportal shunt for Budd-Chiari syndrome. Australasian Radiology, 49(2), 140-143.
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