Percutaneous intervention in portosystemic shunts in Budd-Chiari syndrome.

  title={Percutaneous intervention in portosystemic shunts in Budd-Chiari syndrome.},
  author={Scott J. Savader and Anthony C. Venbrux and Andrew S. Klein and Floyd A. Osterman},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  volume={2 4},
Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare, often fatal illness resulting from hepatic venous outflow obstruction. Surgically created portosystemic shunts are frequently necessary in these patients for portal decompression. Over the past 15 years, 30 patients have been surgically treated for this condition at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Of the 22 long-term survivors (range, 6 months to 13 years), five (23%) have required further surgical intervention and five (23%) have required percutaneous intervention… CONTINUE READING

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