Is Budd–Chiari Syndrome Associated to Alcoholic Related Liver Cirrhosis
Introduction and aim: The Budd-Chiari Syndrome (BCS) is redefined as hepatic vein outflow tract obstruction with a very low incidence. We aim to analyze the etiology and clinical character of BCS in Hebei area of North China.
Material and methods: The diagnosis of BCS and alcoholic related liver cirrhosis (Alcohol-LC) are according to the guidelines of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), while the diagnosis of hepatitis B virus related liver cirrhosis (HBV-LC) is according to the guidelines of European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). BCS patients including inferior vena cava block (IVC), hepatic vein block (HV) and inferior vena cava combining with hepatic vein block (IVC/HV) are involved in this analysis.
Results: The subtype’s distributions of this disease are more frequent for IVC patients compared with HV and IVC/ HV patients. The subsequent analysis shows that the incidence of BCS is more predisposed to Alcohol-LC than HBV-LC (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: BCS seem to be associated with Alcohol-LC compared with that of HBV-LC.