EDDY D. PALMER
The Budd-Chiari syndrome, or Chiari's syndrome, is the disease complex which follows hepatic vein occlusion. It is a moderately well popularized secondary abdominal response to several disease processes, but the number of reported cases remains remarkably small. During the past 32 months seven autopsy-proved cases and four presumptive cases have been observed. This appears to be a large experience with the syndrome, perhaps explained by the fact that a large tumor center was the source of material. From 1910 to 1939 at the Mayo Clinic 20 instances were encountered.1 Only five were found during 11,979 autopsies at Stanford University.2
PALMER ED. BUDD-CHIARI SYNDROME (OCCLUSION OF THE HEPATIC VEINS): SEVEN CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:261–271. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-261
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):261-271.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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