Budd-Chiari syndrome and hepatocellular carcinoma

Kage, Masayoshi
July 2004
Journal of Gastroenterology;2004, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p706
Academic Journal
This article focuses on budd-chiari syndrome (BCS) and hepatocellular carcinoma. BCS refers to a disorder associated with symptoms of portal hypertension due to occlusion and/or stenosis of the hepatic veins or the inferior vena cava at its hepatic portion. BCS is idiopathic in some cases but of known etiology in other cases. BCS has geographical characteristics. Thrombotic occlusion of the hepatic veins is common in Europe and the United States, and the causes are known in many cases. In contrast, in Japan and developing countries such as South Africa, India, and Nepal, the majority of BCS patients are idiopathic and show membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava at its hepatic portion.


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