Failure of hepatopulmonary syndrome to resolve after liver transplantation and successful treatment with embolotherapy

John J. Poterucha, Michael J. Krowka, E. Rolland Dickson, Denis A. Cortese, Anthony W. Stanson, Ruud A.F. Krom

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Abstract

The hepatopulmonary syndrome is an uncommon accompaniment of chronic liver disease. The outcome of this disorder after orthotopic liver transplantation is variable. We describe a patient with the hepatopulmonary syndrome who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis. Her platypnea and orthodeoxia failed to improve postoperatively. Pulmonary angiography showed large pulmonary arteriovenous shunts that were successfully treated with coil embolotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
JournalHepatology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1995

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