Tag Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
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Ultrasound Case 111

A 45 year old woman with chronic alcoholic liver disease presents to the ED with exertional dyspnoea and is noted to have a SpO2 of 90% at rest despite having a normal chest examination and CXR.
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Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome = hepatic dysfunction + intrapulmonary vasodilation -> gas exchange abnormalities; imbalance between intrapulmonary vasoconstriction and vasodilation at the pre- and post-capillary level