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Intraoperative pulmonary hypertension occurred in an asymptomatic patient with pre-existent liver cirrhotic and portal hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19084945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) is clinically defined as the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension complicated by portal hypertension, with or without advanced hepatic disease. Physical signs may be absent in mild to moderate PPH and only appear in a hyperdynamic circulatory state. Similar signs of advanced liver disease can be observed in severe PPH, with ascites and lower extremity edema. Pulmonary hypertension is usually diagnosed after anesthetic induction during liver transplantation (LT). We present intraoperative pulmonary hypertension in a 41-year-old male patient with hepatic cirrhosis. Since this patient had no preoperation laboratory data supporting the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension and was asymptomatic for a number of years, it was necessary to send him to the intensive care unit after operation. Further study should be focused on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in order to reduce its mortality.
Ling Lu; Feng Zhang; Xiang-Cheng Li; Guo-Qiang Li; Chuan-Yong Zhang; Xue-Hao Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-05-19     Revised Date:  2010-09-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7260-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Key Laboratory of Living Donor Liver Transplantation of Ministry of Public Health, Department of Liver Transplantation, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension, Portal / complications,  physiopathology*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Liver Cirrhosis / surgery*
Liver Transplantation / physiology*

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