Percutaneous balloon angioplasty of inferior vena cava in Budd-Chiari syndrome-R1.

  title={Percutaneous balloon angioplasty of inferior vena cava in Budd-Chiari syndrome-R1.},
  author={Tongguo Wu and Le-xin Wang and Qiang Xiao and Bosong Wang and Shanying Li and Xiurong Li and Jinying Zhang},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={83 2},
This study was to evaluate the clinical effects of percutaneous balloon angioplasty of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) caused by inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction. Between 1993 and 1999, 28 men and 14 women with mean age of 44+/-12 years underwent percutaneous balloon angioplasty for primary BCS. Color Doppler ultrasound and venography showed membranous and segmental obstruction of IVC in 29 and 13 patients, respectively. Fourteen patients also had left- and/or mid-hepatic vein obstruction… CONTINUE READING


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