What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Thrombi can be visualized; color-flow Doppler ultrasonography, the preferred mode, has a sensitivity and specificity of 85-90%. [21, 22] (See the images below.)

Sonogram showing hepatic vein thrombus, with new v Sonogram showing hepatic vein thrombus, with new vessels forming. The arrow is pointing to the thrombus.
Sonogram showing hepatic vein thrombus. Sonogram showing hepatic vein thrombus.

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