INTRODUCTION: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a serious complication of liver disease, which is characterized by the presence of intrapulmonary vasodilation and progressive hypoxemia. Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment. OBJECTIVE: To show our results of patients with hepatopulmonary syndrome undergoing liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective, descriptive and cross-sectional study. From March 2000 to December 2016; 226 liver transplants were performed. Of the total, 25 patients were excluded: 12 retransplantation, 9 liver-kidney combined transplants, 2 transplants for acute liver failure, 2 transplants in non-cirrhotic patients. Of the 201 patients with pretransplant diagnosis of liver cirrhosis, 19 filled criteria for SHP; who were distributed according to age, sex, hypoxemia level (pO2), Child-Pugh score and MELD score. The reversibility hypoxemia after liver trasplantation was measured with a cut-off of p02 >75 mmHg. RESULTS: The prevalence of SHP in our series was 9.45%. The average age was 41 years (14-65); the M / F ratio of 1.65. The 78.94% (15/19) were adults. 89.5% (17/19) were Score of Child-Pugh B and C, and 68.4% had severe and very severe SHP. In 94.11% of patients, reversibility SHP founded. The early mortality rate (30 days) in patients with SHP was 10.4%. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of HPS in our series was 9.45%. Transplanted patients with and without SHP had similar survival.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revista de gastroenterologia del Peru : organo oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterologia del Peru|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2018|
Cárdenas Ramírez, B., Padilla-Machaca, P. M., Mantilla Cruzatti, O., Rivera Romaní, J., Rondón Leyva, C., & Chaman Ortiz, J. C. (2018). Hepatopulmonar syndrome and liver transplantation: experience in the transplantation department of the Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen National Hospital - EsSalud. Revista de gastroenterologia del Peru : organo oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterologia del Peru, 242-247.