Disorders of the Hepatic Veins and Venules

  • Jean-Pierre Benhamou
  • Dominique Valla


Impaired outflow of blood from the liver commonly results from diseases affecting the hepatic venous tree. “Hepatic venous outflow block” is the best term for designating these diseases. The terms “Chiari’s disease”, “Budd-Chiari syndrome”, and “venoocclusive disease” have been given various and sometimes confusing meanings and should be avoided. The appellation “venoocclusive disease” should be restricted to the well-defined lesion of the hepatic veins described by the authors who coined that term [1].


Hepatic Vein Inferior Vena Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria Hepatic Venous Outflow Hepatic Venule 
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  • Jean-Pierre Benhamou
  • Dominique Valla
    • 1
  1. 1.Inserm U24Hôpital BeaujonClichyFrance

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