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Treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12107787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the successful treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) due to an obstruction of the hepatic veins. A 19-year-old man developed bleeding esophageal and gastric varices, and a large amount of ascites was thus caused by portal hypertension. BCS complicated by an obstruction of the major hepatic veins was diagnosed after examinations. We performed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). This resulted in a great improvement of BCS, a marked decrease in the pressure of the hepatic veins, and the disappearance of ascites. Restenosis occurred at 1 year and 5 years after the initial angioplasty, for which PTA was repeatedly performed. Nine years after the initial treatment, no stenosis has been observed and the patient has shown a favorable outcome.
Masato Suzuoki; Satoshi Kondo; Yoshiyasu Ambo; Satoshi Hirano; Makoto Omi; Shunichi Okushiba; Hiroyuki Katoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-11     Completed Date:  2003-01-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgical Oncology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Budd-Chiari Syndrome / therapy*,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

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