Liver and Gut

  • Graham Hughes
  • Shirish Sangle


Hepatic artery thrombosis and liver infarction can occur in APS, as can hepatic venous thrombosis. Budd–Chiari syndrome (thrombosis of the hepatic vein) is a well-known sequel of APS, leading to hepato-splenomegaly (Fig. 16.1). One study has suggested that Hughes Syndrome may be the second commonest cause of Budd–Chiari (second only to lymphoma).


Liver Cirrhosis Mesenteric Artery Hepatic Vein Renal Artery Stenosis Vascular Network 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Hughes
    • 1
  • Shirish Sangle
    • 2
  1. 1.The London Lupus CentreLondon Bridge HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Louise Coote Lupus UnitSt Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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