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BACKGROUND Obstruction of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) by a membrane or stricture is the commonest cause of Budd-Chiari syndrome in the eastern hemisphere. We present our experience with the outcome of balloon cavoplasty in such cases. METHODS We followed up 40 consecutive cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome over seven years. Doppler study of(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is often missed unless its possibility has been kept in mind. Obstruction of inferior vena cava (IVC) is reportedly the most frequent cause of BCS in Afro-Asian variety. AIM An attempt was made to classify BCS (in an eastern Indian population) etiopathologically. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of variceal bleeding, a major cause of morbidity and mortality, is an important goal in the management of patients with portal hypertension (PHT). Although propranolol has been found useful in preventing the first episode of variceal bleeding (primary prophylaxis) in cirrhotic PHT, it has limitations which include side effects,(More)
Reports show that hepatopulmonary syndrome mostly occurs in the setting of advanced hepatic dysfunction, with the associated vasoactive substance imbalance believed to be responsible for its pathogenesis. However, hepatopulmonary syndrome has also been reported in cases of mild hepatic dysfunction or noncirrhotic portal hypertension, indicating that portal(More)
Factor IX (FIX) is a component protein of blood coagulation pathway, which activates factor X through interaction with factor VIII and Ca(2+). Defective FIX protein resulting from mutation in the corresponding gene causes an X-linked bleeding disorder known as haemophilia B. The aim of the present study was to speculate the potential detrimental effects of(More)
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) of bone is a rare neoplasm that shares many confusing cytomorphological and immunohistochemical features with plasmablastic plasma cell myeloma (PBPCM). A 47-year-old female patient presented with a bony swelling and bone pain in the left humerus for the last 6 months. On radiological examination (x-ray and computed tomography)(More)
Sudden cardiac death is a common cause of mortality in patients with congestive heart failure. Asymptomatic ventricular arrhythmia has been attributed as the cause for increased overall mortality in such patients. We conducted a prospective randomised single-blind placebo-controlled trial with low-dose amiodarone to assess its efficacy in reducing mortality(More)
AIM To evaluate the aetiologic spectrum of chronic liver disease (CLD) in a tertiary referral center in Eastern India. METHODS A total of 175 patients (cirrhosis 166, chronic hepatitis 9) diagnosed by clinical, biochemical, radiological and histopathological (42 cases) parameters were evaluated for aetiology. Investigations included: HBsAg and anti HCV(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatopulmonary syndrome consists of the triad of hepatic dysfunction and/or portal hypertension, intrapulmonary vascular dilatation and hypoxaemia, in the absence of detectable primary cardiopulmonary diseases. In the present study, we examined the frequency of hepatopulmonary syndrome among Indian patients with cirrhosis, and studied clinical(More)