Budd-Chiari syndrome

Summary of Budd-Chiari syndrome
Budd–Chiari syndrome is a condition caused by occlusion of the hepatic veins that drain the liver. It presents with the classical triad of abdominal pain, ascites, and liver enlargement. The formation of a blood clot within the hepatic veins can lead to Budd–Chiari syndrome. The most common cause is polycythemia vera.

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Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
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The most common cause of Budd-Chiari syndrome is .

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A 36-year-old woman comes to the emergency department because of abdominal pain that has become increasingly severe over the the past 3 days. Physical examination shows hepatomegaly and shifting dullness. The patient reports no previous health concerns aside from an appendectomy 12 years ago. She has taken oral contraceptive pills for 2 years. A liver biopsy is performed and shows severe centrilobular congestion and necrosis. Which of the following best describes this patient’s underlying condition? 

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