Budd-Chiari syndrome: Long-term survival and factors affecting mortality

Sanjeev Gupta, L. H. Blumgart, H. J F Hodgson

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Abstract

Eighteen patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome were studied over a 20 year period to determine the pattern of initial mortality and long-term survival. There were eight early deaths, two due to malignancy, two following surgery, three due to hepatic failure or portal hypertension and one due to septicaemia. The initial high mortality diminished after the first three years and actuarial analysis of survival showed that nearly 50 per cent were alive after five years. The presence of bleeding oesophageal varices indicated poor prognosis. Patients with functioning intrahepatic collaterals seemed to have a longer survival. Many of the surviving patients are leading normal lives with well-controlled symptoms. The prognosis of patients with chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome who survive the initial years of the illness may be better than previously believed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuarterly Journal of Medicine
Pages781-791
Number of pages11
Volume60
Edition232
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Survival
Mortality
Actuarial Analysis
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Liver Failure
Portal Hypertension
Sepsis
Hemorrhage
Neoplasms

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Gupta, S., Blumgart, L. H., & Hodgson, H. J. F. (1986). Budd-Chiari syndrome: Long-term survival and factors affecting mortality. In Quarterly Journal of Medicine (232 ed., Vol. 60, pp. 781-791)

Budd-Chiari syndrome : Long-term survival and factors affecting mortality. / Gupta, Sanjeev; Blumgart, L. H.; Hodgson, H. J F.

Quarterly Journal of Medicine. Vol. 60 232. ed. 1986. p. 781-791.

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Gupta, S, Blumgart, LH & Hodgson, HJF 1986, Budd-Chiari syndrome: Long-term survival and factors affecting mortality. in Quarterly Journal of Medicine. 232 edn, vol. 60, pp. 781-791.
Gupta S, Blumgart LH, Hodgson HJF. Budd-Chiari syndrome: Long-term survival and factors affecting mortality. In Quarterly Journal of Medicine. 232 ed. Vol. 60. 1986. p. 781-791
Gupta, Sanjeev ; Blumgart, L. H. ; Hodgson, H. J F. / Budd-Chiari syndrome : Long-term survival and factors affecting mortality. Quarterly Journal of Medicine. Vol. 60 232. ed. 1986. pp. 781-791
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