A 71-year-old female patient with alcohol-induced cirrhosis presented with symptoms of dyspnoea. Previous extensive investigations had detected no apparent cause. Platypnoea and orthodeoxia were observed. A bubble echocardiogram revealed significant intracardiac shunting and a diagnosis of hepatopulmonary syndrome was made. The patient was discharged on home oxygen and referred for liver transplantation.
- Respiratory medicine
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Contributors AA, JA and AS all contributed equal parts to the manuscript. AA edited the final version.
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