TITLE

Budd-Chiari syndrome and hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature

AUTHOR(S)
Havlioglu, Necat; Brunt, Elizabeth M.; Bacon, Bruce R.
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan2003, Vol. 98 Issue 1, p201
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
: AbstractAcid suppression medications have become A 62-yr-old woman with a long-standing history of presumed cryptogenic cirrhosis was referred for evaluation of an elevated bilirubin level. Workup showed an elevated α-fetoprotein level, and a mass in the liver was detected by imaging studies; this was confirmed as hepatocellular carcinoma by biopsy. Her past medical history was significant for a portocaval shunt procedure 30 yr prior; a wedge biopsy obtained at that time had been interpreted as postnecrotic cirrhosis, but upon current review, lesions of acute and chronic venous outflow obstruction consistent with Budd-Chiari syndrome were noted. This case is unusual in two aspects: the patient survived 30 yr after shunt surgery with undiagnosed Budd-Chiari syndrome; and the association of Budd-Chiari syndrome with subsequent hepatocellular carcinoma is uncommon.
ACCESSION #
8903832

 

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