Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) results from the occlusion or flow reduction in the hepatic veins or inferior vena cava and can be treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt when hepatic vein recanalization fails.1-3 Hypercoagulable patients with primary BCS are predisposed to development of new areas of thrombosis within the TIPS shunt or IVC. This case details a patient with BCS, pre-existing TIPS extending to the right atrium, and chronic retrohepatic IVC thrombosis who underwent sharp recanalization of the IVC with stenting into the TIPS stent bridging the patient until his subsequent hepatic transplantation.
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- IVC recanalization
- IVC thrombosis