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Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS)


  • Budd-Chiari syndrome is a congestive hepatopathy caused by blockage of hepatic veins which also causes raised portal venous pressure which may lead to portal hypertension, ascites, etc.
  • occurs in 1/100,000 of the general population worldwide
  • 75% of cases are due to thrombosis of the hepatic vein and these are regarded as being “Primary BCS”
  • 25% are caused by external compression of the hepatic vein “Secondary BCS”
  • this is different to the related condition of veno-occlusive disease which can occur in bone marrow transplant recipients as a complication of their medications, and also with certain herbs


Primary BCS

Secondary BCS

Clinical features

buddchiari.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/03 07:12 by gary1

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