Late recurrence and rapid evolution of severe hepatopulmonary syndrome after liver transplantation

Michael Joseph Krowka, G. A. Wiseman, J. L. Steers, R. H. Wiesner

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Abstract

Recurrence of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in an adult has never been reported. We describe a 23- year-old woman who initially underwent OLT because of debilitating and severe HPS associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Although the clinical resolution of HPS was well documented day 117 post-OLT, the reappearance of NASH was documented by liver biopsy. Severe hypoxemia because of recurrent HPS rapidly evolved beginning approximately day 700 post-OLT. Retransplantation was attempted, but the patient died post-OLT of sepsis and/or multiorgan failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-453
Number of pages3
JournalLiver Transplantation and Surgery
Volume5
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999

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Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
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Biopsy
Liver

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  • Hepatology
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Late recurrence and rapid evolution of severe hepatopulmonary syndrome after liver transplantation. / Krowka, Michael Joseph; Wiseman, G. A.; Steers, J. L.; Wiesner, R. H.

In: Liver Transplantation and Surgery, Vol. 5, No. 5, 1999, p. 451-453.

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