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Oxygen Saturation by Pulse Oximetry and the Size of Intrapulmonary Right to Left Shunt in a Patient with Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient with the hepatopulmonary syndrome may develop an intrapulmonary right to left shunt. The presence and size of the shunt can be estimated by pulse oximetry.

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