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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Budd Chiari Syndrome

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emDocs - October 18, 2017 - Authors: Balogun R and Oliver J
Edited by: Koyfman A and Long 
"Key Points
  • Budd Chiari is a rare syndrome that is usually associated with a hypercoagulable state.
  • Paracentesis may support diagnosis and be therapeutic to the patient.
  • Treatment of this syndrome can be managed medically but may require surgical intervention.
  • Be wary of other serious conditions that may mimic this syndrome such as: constrictive pericarditis, tricuspid insufficiency, right atrial myxoma, congestive heart failure, hepatitis, and cholecystitis."