Liver transplantation for massive hepatic haemangiomatosis causing restrictive lung disease

M. T. Keegan, G. S. Kamath, G. M. Vasdev, J. Y. Findlay, G. J. Gores, J. L. Steers, D. J. Plevak

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Abstract

A 34-yr-old man with hepatic haemangiomatosis presented for orthotopic liver transplantation. His massively distended abdomen caused thoracic compression and severe restrictive lung disease. Respiratory failure was the principal indication for transplantation. Increased airway pressures, pulmonary hypertension, systemic hypotension caused by aorto-caval compression, and blood loss, complicated the intra-operative anaesthetic management. Weaning from mechanical ventilation was impaired by acute and chronic metabolic alkalosis, and diaphragmatic laxity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalBritish journal of anaesthesia
Volume86
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Liver, haemangiomatosis
  • Liver, transplantation
  • Lung, diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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