What are vascular causes of acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The following are vascular causes of hepatic failure:

  • Ischemic hepatitis (consider especially in the setting of severe hypotension or recent hepatic tumor chemoembolization)

  • Hepatic vein thrombosis (Budd-Chiari syndrome)

  • Hepatic veno-occlusive disease

  • Hepatic arterial thrombosis (consider posttransplant)


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