Native lung pneumonectomy for post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder refractory to rituximab following contralateral lung transplantation.

@article{Roman2016NativeLP,
  title={Native lung pneumonectomy for post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder refractory to rituximab following contralateral lung transplantation.},
  author={Marius A Roman and Jasvir S. Parmar and Martin J Goddard and Piergiorgio Solli},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={841-843}
}
Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a life-threatening complication following lung transplantation. We report a PTLD case of high-grade, B-cell lymphoma following contralateral single-lung transplantation. The disease involved the liver, right kidney and right native lung. While the PTLD affecting the abdominal organs regressed with rituximab chemotherapy, the native lung disease progressed and was treated surgically (right pneumonectomy). Some aspects are unique in this… CONTINUE READING