[Pulmonary complication of liver disease].

@article{Dollinger2006PulmonaryCO,
  title={[Pulmonary complication of liver disease].},
  author={Matthias M. Dollinger},
  journal={Praxis},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 40},
  pages={1539-42}
}
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) are two distinct pulmonary complications of liver disease, which seem pathogenetically linked to the presence of portal hypertension. The most common presenting symptom of both syndromes is dyspnoea, but HPS is more prevalent in 5-30% of patients. The diagnosis of HPS requires the documentation of arterial hypoxemia and intrapulmonary vascular dilatation with anatomical shunting. In contrast, POPH has a prevalence of 2-16… CONTINUE READING