Hepatopulmonary syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Jawad Khan


Shortness of breath and abnormal liver function tests.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

MIP CT Chest

Hepatopulmonary syndrome : patient with liver cirrhosis, portal venous shunting and bilateral dilated pulmonary arteries. 

Case Discussion

Patient presented with cyanosis and jaundice. Liver function tests were abnormal. CT chest was performed to explain the cyanosis which demonstrated dilated pulmonary arterial tree. A diagnosis of hepatopulmonary syndrome was made and the patient died 3 months later.

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Case information

rID: 37977
Published: 28th Jun 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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