Case report: unusual CT appearances in a case of Budd-Chiari syndrome

Clin Radiol. 1991 Jun;43(6):431-2. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(05)80579-3.


We describe a case of Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to hepatic venous blockage in which there were multiple space-occupying lesions on CT simulating tumour deposits. Ultrasound directed liver biopsy and laparoscopy proved these to be areas of haemorrhagic necrosis consistent with Budd-Chiari Syndrome without any evidence of malignancy. The CT finding of multiple large focal non-enhancing areas in liver does not always indicate tumour deposits in a patient suspected to have Budd-Chiari Syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver / diagnostic imaging*
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*