Budd - Chiari syndrome in a child secondary to membranous obstruction of the hepatic vein treated by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty report of a case

Altuntaş B., Yarali N. , Kuyucu S., Arslan Z., Ertan Ü., Erden A., ...More

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.39, no.4, pp.551-555, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Page Numbers: pp.551-555
  • Keywords: Budd-chiari syndrome, Children, Hepatic vein, Membranous obstruction, Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty


Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) due to membranous obstruction of the hepatic vein and the inferior vena cava is rare in children. We report a child with BCS that had a membranous obstruction at the level of the hepatic veins. The web was successfully dilated percutaneousty by balloon catheters. Symptoms and signs of obstruction improved without any complication. As percutaneous catheterization is an effective, safe and repatable procedure, we recommend this technique for treatment of children and adults with BCS due to membranous obstruction of the hepatic veins.