Triple-phase abdominal computed tomography for detecting spontaneous portopulmonary shunts in cirrhotic patients.

@article{Gonzlez2012TriplephaseAC,
  title={Triple-phase abdominal computed tomography for detecting spontaneous portopulmonary shunts in cirrhotic patients.},
  author={Germ{\'a}n Latorre Gonz{\'a}lez and Lana M Wilkinson and Carolina Carcano and Anand Raman Kumar and Tan-Lucien Mohammed and Einar Lurix and Fernando Cordeiro de Castro and Jacobo Kirsch},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={
          1837-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Data on prevalence of portopulmonary shunts (PPS) are quite limited. Most studies have used cineportography or echocardiography for diagnosis. Only few recent case reports have reported the use of computed tomography (CT) for identification of PPS. This study tried to determine the prevalence of PPS in patients with cirrhosis using contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen, and to determine their association with demographic and clinical characteristics. METHODS A total of 150… CONTINUE READING
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