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Early experience of Budd-Chiari syndrome treatment with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt

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–Chiari syndrome, TIPS, complications

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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