Reversal of severe hepatopulmonary syndrome in chronic hepatic cirrhosis by living donor liver transplantation: Report of two cases

@article{Chen2009ReversalOS,
  title={Reversal of severe hepatopulmonary syndrome in chronic hepatic cirrhosis by living donor liver transplantation: Report of two cases},
  author={Kefei Chen and Bo Li},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2009},
  volume={41},
  pages={441-443}
}
Severe hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare complication of decompensated liver cirrhosis and a relative contraindication for liver transplantation. This report describes the treatment of two cases with severe HPS resulting from chronic liver failure by living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The clinical data of the two cases were reviewed. The parameters included the intrapulmonary shunt ratio as measured by 99mTc pulmonary scintigraphy, perioperative treatment and examination results… CONTINUE READING
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