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Pregnancy exacerbating hepatopulmonary syndrome.
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PMID:  16449147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Hepatopulmonary syndrome is an uncommon complication of liver cirrhosis. The natural history of this condition and its optimal management during pregnancy are not yet known. CASE: We present the case of a 35-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis who developed severe dyspnea in the 25th week of gestation and was diagnosed as suffering from hepatopulmonary syndrome. She was managed conservatively until 35 weeks of gestation, when she was delivered by cesarean. CONCLUSION: The natural history, in this case, indicates that pregnancy may induce hepatopulmonary syndrome in an otherwise asymptomatic cirrhotic patient. Oxygen supplementation was the cornerstone of treatment and resulted in a favorable outcome.
Rami N Sammour; Eli Zuckerman; Naveh Tov; Ron Gonen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-01     Completed Date:  2006-04-04     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Hepatopulmonary Syndrome / therapy*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*

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