Budd-Chiari syndrome is characterized by a enlarged, tender liver with intractable ascites. This syndrome is often caused by the thrombosis or obstruction of the hepatic vein. Pathological finding may reveal thickening of the intima of the hepatic veins.
Selected Budd-Chiari syndrome links:
© 1997-2006 Healthboard.com.
Healthboard.com is a purely
informational website, and should not be used as a substitute
for professional legal, medical or technical advice.