Nutmeg liver and ascites resulting from a membranous web obstruction at the hepatic origin of the inferior vena cava.

@article{Farrell2012NutmegLA,
  title={Nutmeg liver and ascites resulting from a membranous web obstruction at the hepatic origin of the inferior vena cava.},
  author={Christopher P. Farrell and Gary Newman and Robert Michael Atkins},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={
          2036-7
        }
}
A 30-year-old female presented to the hospital for an evaluation of anemia and intermittent abdominal distention. Laboratory studies revealed a profound iron-deficiency anemia with a hemoglobin level of 6.8, mean cell volume of 62, and a ferritin value of 3. On physical exam, her temperature was 97.9 F, pulse was 82, respiratory rate was 17, and blood pressure was 94/70. She was found to have hepatomegaly and moderate ascites on abdominal exam and was heme negative on rectal exam. An… CONTINUE READING