Journal Article

Thoracic perspective revisited in chronic liver disease

Binit Sureka, Kalpana Bansal, Yashwant Patidar, Sachin Kumar and Ankur Arora

in Gastroenterology Report

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press and Digestive Science Publishing Co. Limited

Volume 3, issue 3, pages 194-200
Published in print August 2015 |
Published online May 2015 | e-ISSN: 2052-0034 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gastro/gov017

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A variety of chest manifestations are seen in patients with chronic liver diseases, namely hepatopulmonary syndrome, portopulmonary hypertension, intrathoracic portosystemic collaterals, hepatic hydrothorax, infections, drug-induced changes, manifestations of hepatocellular carcinoma, gynecomastia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, autoimmune changes, aspiration pneumonitis and changes due to α1-antitrypsin deficiency. Gastroenterologists and radiologists should be aware of these entities; knowledge of the imaging findings specific to each condition is of prime importance for managing such patients.

Keywords: cirrhosis; infection; portosystemic; portopulmonary; computed tomography

Journal Article.  3166 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology