This review summarizes the document elaborated by the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF) ad hoc committee "Vascular disorders of the liver" on the primary circulatory liver diseases, which include Budd-Chiari syndrome, obstruction of the hepatic portion of the inferior vena cava, portal vein thrombosis, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (veno-occlusive disease) and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. A characteristic of the primary circulatory liver diseases is that portal hypertension usually precedes liver dysfunction. Significant overlap exists amongst the diseases and risk factors that predispose patients to the primary circulatory liver diseases, though the pathogenesis of individual diseases varies. Management of the different vascular disorders is very peculiar and often multidisciplinary and patients should be referred to a tertiary referral centre for optimal care. (C) 2010 Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana S.r.l. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Vascular disorders of the liver: Recommendations from the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF) ad hoc committee

SABBA', Carlo
2011-01-01

Abstract

This review summarizes the document elaborated by the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF) ad hoc committee "Vascular disorders of the liver" on the primary circulatory liver diseases, which include Budd-Chiari syndrome, obstruction of the hepatic portion of the inferior vena cava, portal vein thrombosis, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (veno-occlusive disease) and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. A characteristic of the primary circulatory liver diseases is that portal hypertension usually precedes liver dysfunction. Significant overlap exists amongst the diseases and risk factors that predispose patients to the primary circulatory liver diseases, though the pathogenesis of individual diseases varies. Management of the different vascular disorders is very peculiar and often multidisciplinary and patients should be referred to a tertiary referral centre for optimal care. (C) 2010 Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana S.r.l. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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