Pulmonary complications of cirrhosis

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

There are several pulmonary complications that can arise in the setting of cirrhosis:

Clinical presentation

Dyspnea and arterial hypoxemia are the most common symptoms.


The development of portal hypertension is fundamental in the pathogenesis of each of these disorders. For detailed pathology, refer to specific sub articles.

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rID: 43066
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary complications that can arise in the setting of cirrhosis
  • Thoracic complications of cirrhosis
  • Pulmonary manifestations of cirrhosis
  • Pulmonary complications of hepatic cirrhosis
  • pulmonary complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension

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    Case 1: hepatopulmonary syndrome
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