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Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension with hypoxaemia.
  1. C Babbs,
  2. T W Warnes,
  3. N Y Haboubi
  1. University Department of Gastroenterology, Manchester Royal Infirmary.


    Hypoxaemia and digital clubbing are rare but well recognised associations of hepatic cirrhosis with portal hypertension. We report the first European patient with idiopathic non-cirrhotic portal hypertension complicated by these features. Pulmonary physiological studies show the hypoxaemia to be the result of anatomical and physiological intrapulmonary shunting.

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