Hepatopulmonary syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Jawad Khan

Presentation

Patient presented with shortness of breath and abnormal liver function tests

Patient Data

Age: 54
CT

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 patient expired in 3 months, 

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Case information

rID: 37977
Case created: 28th Jun 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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