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A case of orthodeoxia platypnoea in a patient with adult polycystic kidney and liver disease with a patent foramen ovale.
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PMID:  21611588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a case of a patient with polycystic kidney and liver disease presenting with a 4 year history of shortness of breath. This was caused by a liver cyst pressing on the inferior vena cava, right atrium and ventricle, leading to a right to left shunt across a patent foramen ovale. This is consistent with the condition Orthodeoxia Platypnoea, which occurs when desaturation and dyspnoea occur in the upright position in association with an intra atrial shunt.
Jennifer Graves; Martina Mason; Diane Laws
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acute medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1747-4884     ISO Abbreviation:  Acute Med     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553725     Medline TA:  Acute Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Southwold House 3 Bowers Lea Cam Dursley Gloucestershire GL11 5PR.
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