Severe Hepatopulmonary Syndrome in a Child with Caroli Syndrome

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a potential complication of chronic liver disease and is more commonly seen in the adult population. Caroli Syndrome is a rare inherited disorder characterized by intrahepatic ductal dilation and liver fibrosis that leads to portal hypertension. In children with liver disease, HPS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of prolonged, otherwise unexplained, hypoxemia. The presence of HPS can improve patient priority on the liver transplantation wait list, despite their Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) score. We present a 6-year-old girl with Caroli Syndrome and End-Stage Renal Disease who presented with persistent hypoxemia. The goal of this report is to increase awareness of HPS in children.

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