What are characteristics of Budd-Chiari syndrome in patients with cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Portal hypertension can have prehepatic, intrahepatic, or posthepatic causes. Budd-Chiari syndrome, a posthepatic cause, is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Hepatomegaly

  • Abdominal pain

  • Ascites


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