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Acute iatrogenic Budd-Chiari syndrome occurring on a jugular dialysis catheter

Marie Barreau, Vincent Minville, Fabrice Muscari, Olivier Cointault

Am J Case Rep 2008; 9:419-421

ID: 869456

Available online: 2008-11-14

Published: 2008-11-14

Background: Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare congestive hepatopathy caused by the occlusion of hepatic veins. It is acute in 20% of cases, and thrombosis is the major cause of hepatic vein obstruction. No Budd-Chiari syndrome on a jugular catheter has been reported to date.
Case Report: We report the case of a BCS due to a dialysis catheter and requiring a liver transplantation with a successful outcome.
Conclusions: This is the first case of BCS due to dialysis catheter obstructing hepatic vein.

Keywords: dialysis catheter, Transplantation, Budd-Chiari syndrome