A 55 year-old Turkish man with a history of chronic hepatitis B for 35 years, presented with incapacitating fatigue and worsening shortness of breath. He was hospitalized several times because of hepatic encephalopathy. He underwent liver transplantation for a clinical diagnosis of Child's C cirrhosis complicated by hepatopulmonary syndrome. The explanted liver, however, was not cirrhotic and demonstrated features of hepatoportal sclerosis. Although treatment for hepatoportal sclerosis is relief of portal hypertension; in rare cases such as in this patient with liver failure, liver transplantation is indicated.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Seminars in Liver Disease|
|State||Published - 2000|