Behcet's Disease With Budd-Chiari Syndrome and Challenges in Its Management

Sudheer K Vuyyuru, Shivanand Gamanagatti, Shalimar
ACG Case Reports Journal 2020, 7 (3): e00352
Budd-Chiari syndrome may rarely occur as a complication of Behcet's disease, and presentation with thrombosis of both inferior vena cava (IVC) and hepatic veins is rarer still. We present a young woman with Behcet's disease who presented with acute Budd-Chiari syndrome, with thrombosis of IVC and all 3 hepatic veins. An IVC stent was placed, followed by a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt through the IVC stent. On follow-up, despite oral anticoagulants and oral steroids, she developed recurrent thrombosis twice within a 1-year span. Her symptoms resolved with stent revision and increasing immunosuppression.

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