Open Access Case Report Article ID: ACG-8-213

    Severe polycystic liver disease: An unsual cause of chronic Budd-Chiari Syndrome

    Aboutarik Fatima Ezzahra*, Dassouli Cherihane, Ait Errami Adil, Oubaha Sofia, Samlani Zouhour and Krati Khadija

    Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is a hereditary disease, characterized by the development of cysts in the renal parenchyma with extra-renal manifestations. Liver damage is rarely a source of complications. A Budd-Chiari syndrome could occur following the compression of the supra-hepatic veins by the cysts. It is an exceptional mechanical complication. 

    We present a case of a 54 year old woman, with a diagnostic of an asymptomatic autosomal dominat polycystic kidney disease since childhood was admitted to our hospital due to significantly increased abdominal girth. The physical examination showed grade III ascites. A paracentesis for relief at admission disclosed an exudative fluid. A abdominal computed tomographic scan showed multiples cystic lesions in the kidneys and liver, with a large hepatic cyst responsible for compression of the suprahepatic veins and the inferior vena cava resulting in chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome. The treatment was radiological drainage followed by percutaneous sclerosis of cysts to alleviation of the compression. Unfortunately, the patient died a few days after an intraperitoneal cystic rupture. 


    Published on: Oct 29, 2022 Pages: 52-54

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2283.000113
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