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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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RAMIREZ, Ana Catalina et al. Budd Chiari Syndrome: Three Case Reports and a Literature Review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2014, vol.29, n.3, pp.281-284. ISSN 0120-9957.

This article describes the cases of three female patients who were diagnosed with Budd-Chiari syndrome. One patient was subacute and could be successfully managed by placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent (TIPS). Another patient who had the Factor V Leiden mutation developed associated progressive liver dysfunction and required liver transplantation. A hematologic disease was identified as the underlying disorder in two of the three cases. For one patient, the use of oral contraceptives was a risk factor. Since all three patients were undergoing anticoagulant therapy, surgical management was determined according to each patient’s clinical condition. Nevertheless, the one patient who that presented acute hepatic failure did not survive.

Keywords : Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS); myeloproliferative disorders; thrombosis; thrombophilia; TIPS; anticoagulation; angioplasty; Factor V Leiden; liver transplantation.

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