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

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

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology

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