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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.



Gastrointestinal system


Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
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High Yield Notes
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Budd-Chiari syndrome

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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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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