Transplant pneumonectomy in a patient with an acutely thrombosed allograft.

Hennessy SA, Grogan EL, Harthun NL, Jones DR, Kozower BD, Ailawadi G, Lau CL
Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 89 (3): 975-7

PMID: 20172174 · DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.07.085

Transplant pneumonectomy is most commonly performed in the setting of retransplantation and is rare for other indications. We present a case of an elderly woman who is 3 years postoperative left, single lung transplantation with a history of emphysema that developed extensive infarction of her transplanted lung secondary to thromboembolic disease. She required an allograft pneumonectomy as treatment for this and was eventually discharged on bi-level nasal positive pressure at night and 3 L nasal cannula oxygen during the day.

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Acute Disease Female Humans Lung Transplantation Middle Aged Pneumonectomy Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Infarction

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