Resolution of hypoxemia in a liver transplant recipient after ligation of a portosystemic shunt

L. Terry Spencer, Max R. Langham, Mark H. Hoyer, David A. Jones, James G. Caridi, Sarah E. Chesrown

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Abstract

This report describes the unique development of pulmonary vascular dilatation and hypoxemia associated with a portosystemic shunt in a pediatric liver transplant recipient. Ligation of the shunt resulted in resolution of hypoxemia. The outcome suggests that hepatic venous return to the pulmonary circulation is important in maintaining normal pulmonary vascular caliber.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume137
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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