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In HPS the vasoactive mediators cause intrapulmonary shunts with hypoxemia. Medical treatment is disappointing overall. The anesthesiologist plays a central role in managing these high-risk patients.
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Both conditions result from diminished hepatic clearance of splanchnic vasoactive substances. If findings of biliary atresia eg. Successful HPE can occur even with late diagnosis.