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glossary:budd-chiari_syndrome [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare problem that results from [[blood]] clotting in the veins flowing out of the [[liver]] (hepatic veins). The high pressure of blood in these [[vein]]s leads to an enlarged liver, and to an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, called ascites.
 +The liver, the largest internal organ in the human body, is responsible for many vital physiologic processes. Blood flow through the liver nourishes the liver, carries in substances that the liver will process, and carries away substances that the liver has produced. When blood cannot flow out freely from the liver, [[blood pressure]] rises in the veins of the liver, leading to [[blood clot]]s within the liver. Also, some of the blood [[plasma]] can leak through the walls of the veins and accumulate within the abdomen ([[ascites]]).
 +ICD-10 I82.0 
 +ICD-9 453.0 
 +OMIM 600880 ​
 +DiseasesDB 1735 
 +eMedicine med/​2694 ​ ped/296 radio/​121 ​
 +MeSH D006502 ​
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