MILTON R. HALES, M.D.; JAMES H. SCATLIFF, M.D.
Well-documented cases of hepatic vein occlusion of prolonged duration are extremely rare. In his thorough review of the Budd-Chiari syndrome, Parker (1) could evaluate the chronicity of 133 reported cases of the disease, and of these only 19 had signs or symptoms of hepatic vein occlusion for over 2 years before death and only 10 for over 3 years. The patient in the case reported here survived for 13 years or more after clinical signs suggesting inferior vena caval obstruction and for more than 4 years after evidence of essentially total hepatic venous obstruction. The case is thought to represent
MILTON R. HALES, JAMES H. SCATLIFF. Thrombosis of the Inferior Vena Cava and Hepatic Veins (Budd-Chiari Syndrome). Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:768–781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-4-768
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(4):768-781.
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