Hepatopulmonary syndrome: angiography and therapeutic embolization

Clin Imaging. 2003 Mar-Apr;27(2):97-100. doi: 10.1016/s0899-7071(02)00511-9.


We report a case where an embolization therapy was successfully performed for diffusely dilated pulmonary vessels in a patient with hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) as a palliative treatment before liver transplantation. To our knowledge, this therapeutic approach has been tried only for arteriovenous malformation type HPS, and not for diffuse dilatation [Chest 91 (1987) 920].

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography / methods*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome