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hepatopulmomary syndrome

K Maganty, R Ghanta, P Bejarano, D Weppler, A Tekin, J Moon, S Nishida, A Tzakis, P Martin
BACKGROUND: Hepatopulmomary syndrome is defined by the triad of chronic liver disease, increased alveolar-arterial gradient, and evidence of intrapulmonary vasodilation. It is commonly seen in association with cirrhosis (90%). Four percent to 8% of the hepatopulmomary syndrome cases are reported in noncirrhotic portal hypertension. The management of patients with hepatopulmomary syndrome due to noncirrhotic portal hypertension is not well described. METHODS: We report a case of a 26-year-old woman who underwent liver transplantation for hepatopulmomary syndrome due to noncirrhotic portal hypertension...
September 2011: Transplantation Proceedings
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