Budd-Chiari syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Weakness, easy fatigability and abdominal distension

Patient Data

Age: 19 years old
Gender: Female

CT scout image show global abdominal distension with centrally located bowels suggesting marked ascites.


Ultrasonography revealed enlarged liver with hteregenous parenchyma and no definite focal lesion. The IVC and hepatic veins appeared attenuated. Also there is marked ascites.


Triphasic CT study revealed enlarged cirrhotic liver with heterogenous parenchyma; there is central enhancement and peripheral ischemia giving the appearance of nutmeg liver. No focal lesion. The IVC and hepatic veins are attenuated and spleen is enlarged. Also there is marked ascites.

Diagnosis: Budd-Chiari syndrome

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rID: 23072
Published: 20th May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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