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South Med J. 2000 Aug;93(8):823-4.

Pulmonary infarction after liver transplant and previous hepatopulmonary syndrome.

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Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, Calif 92037, USA.

Abstract

We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman with previous hepatopulmonary syndrome in which a focal pulmonary lesion developed after liver transplantation. Thoracoscopic resection showed a pulmonary infarction of the superior segment of the right lower lobe. The patient recovered and had no further thrombotic events after 2 years of follow-up. The pulmonary vascular changes observed during hepatopulmonary syndrome may predispose patients to the development of pulmonary infarction.

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