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Tuberk Toraks. 2003;51(2):197-206.

[Hepatopulmonary syndrome].

[Article in Turkish]

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  • 1Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Liver diseases affect lungs. Pulmonary vascular diseases are observed in hepatic diseases and portal hypertension have a wide spectrum that varies from intrapulmonary vascular dilatation to increased pulmonary vascular resistance with pulmonary hypertension. Hepatopulmonary syndrome is a syndrome characterized portal hypertension, intrapulmonary vascular dilatation and abnormal oxygenation (hypoxaemia). This review summarizes the clinicopathologic features, diagnostic criteria, and management of hepatopulmonary syndrome.

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