Eric López-Méndez, Norberto C Chávez-Tapia, Lourdes Avila Escobedo, Tatiana Cabrera-Aleksandrova, Misael Uribe
The Budd–Chiari syndrome is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by obstruction of hepatic venous outflow at any level from the small hepatic veins to the junction of the inferior vena cava with the right atrium. We present two cases of Budd– Chiari syndrome with severe ascites associated with polycythemia vera in first case and protein C deficiency in the second, in both cases transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt were placed, with excellent control of symptoms, no mortality were observed, and just one episode of pulmonary venous thrombosis was observed. To our knowledge this is the first time that transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt are used and reported in Budd–Chiari syndrome in Mexico.
Key words. Budd‚ÄìChiari syndrome, TIPS, complications