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J Korean Vasc Surg Soc. 1997 Nov;13(2):277-283. Korean. Case Report.
Lee S , Kim JS , Cho MH , Kim MS , Chung SY , Chon SE , Kim ST , Choi CS .
Deparement of Surgery, Hallym University Medical College, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Chonnam University Medical College, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Prebyterian Medical Center, Korea.
Abstract

The Budd-Chiari syndrome is no longer a rare disease in the world, but there has been small cases reported until now in Korea. There are three forms of Budd-Chiari syndrome, among them membranous web in the inferior vena cava is the most common form in the oriental area. Authors have expereinced the Budd-Chiari syndrome, 49 year old female patient, caused by membranous web associated with the long thrombus in the inferior vena cava. She underwent side-to-side portacaval shunt and cavoatrial shunt using 19 mm diameter, 25 cm length polytetrafluoroetylene graft. Postoperative major morbidities were ARF and pneumonia. She has improved clinically and pathologically after operation. It is concluded that combined portacaval shunt and cavoatrial shunt has been effective to relieve the symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by membranous web and inferior vena cava thrombotic occlusion.

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