Liver transplantation of a child with child a cirrhosis and severe hepatopulmonary syndrome


Tumgor G., Ozkan T., Ulger Z., Kilic M., Aydogdu S.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.38, no.5, pp.1432-1434, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.02.106
  • Journal Name: TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1432-1434

Abstract

Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a clinical state defined by a chronic hepatic disorder, intrapulmonary vascular dilatation, and altered gas exchange resulting in hypoxemia. Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common condition associated with HPS. A 3-year-old boy who presented with end-stage liver disease and severe hepatopulmonary syndrome underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The findings of HPS resolved immediately after OLT. His status is within normal limits at 6 months after liver transplantation.