Hepatopulmonary syndrome: Report of one case

Cheng Nan Yeh, Jieh-Neng Wang, Yao-jong Yang, Jing-Ming Wu, Chi Ta Yao

研究成果: Article

摘要

Hepatopulmonary syndrome consists of a triad of chronic liver disease, hypoxemia, and intrapulmonary vascular dilatation in the absence of primary cardiac or pulmonary diseases. Though this complication has been described in as many as 4-29% of patients with liver disease, its clinical manifestations are often subclinical. The standard diagnostic tests for hepatopulmonary syndrome are the applications of contrast echocardiography and 99mTc lung perfusion scan. In this report, we describe a 19-year-old female with biliary atresia and subsequent liver cirrhosis, who also had the complication of hepatopulmonary syndrome since adolescence. We conclude when the symptoms and signs of hypoxemia appear in a patient with chronic liver disease, the differential diagnosis of hepatopulmonary syndrome should be kept in mind.

原文English
期刊Acta Paediatrica Taiwanica
46
發行號4
出版狀態Published - 2005 七月 1

指紋

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
Liver Diseases
Chronic Disease
Biliary Atresia
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Liver Cirrhosis
Lung Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Blood Vessels
Echocardiography
Dilatation
Heart Diseases
Differential Diagnosis
Perfusion
Lung

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Hepatopulmonary syndrome : Report of one case. / Yeh, Cheng Nan; Wang, Jieh-Neng; Yang, Yao-jong; Wu, Jing-Ming; Yao, Chi Ta.

於: Acta Paediatrica Taiwanica, 卷 46, 編號 4, 01.07.2005.

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