Report of seven children with hepatopulmonary syndrome

Erge D., SELİMOĞLU M. A. , KARAKURT C. , Karabiber H., ELKIRAN Ö. , Catal F., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.25, ss.724-729, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjg.2014.5577
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.724-729


Hepatopulmonary syndrome is an important pulmonary vascular complication of liver disease. Its diagnosis is based on the presence of hypoxaemia and the demonstration of intrapulmonary shunting by contrast-enhanced echocardiography or perfusion lung scanning. Awareness of this condition is critical to improve the outcomes of patients with chronic liver disease and/or portal hypertension because hepatopulmonary syndrome receives additional priority on the waiting list for transplantation. A non-invasive measurement of the blood oxygen saturation with pulse oximetry is recommended as a screening tool for this syndrome. The aim of this report was to present clinical and laboratory findings and follow-up of seven paediatric patients who were diagnosed with HPS at our centre.