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Chiari syndrome

Pronunciation: ke-ah're

Definition: thrombosis of the hepatic vein with great enlargement of the liver and extensive development of collateral vessels, intractable ascites, and severe portal hypertension.

Synonym(s): Budd syndrome, Budd-Chiari syndrome, Chiari disease, Chiari-Budd syndrome, Rokitansky disease2

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