Single-lung transplant complicated by unexpected explant carcinoma: a management dilemma.

@article{Ritchie2007SinglelungTC,
  title={Single-lung transplant complicated by unexpected explant carcinoma: a management dilemma.},
  author={A. Ritchie and Shafi Mussa and Pasupathy Sivasothy and Susan G. Stewart},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={1206-8}
}
Interstitial pneumonia is well known to increase the risk of lung cancer. We describe a young man who underwent single-lung transplantation for confirmed usual interstitial pneumonia and who was unexpectedly found to have multifocal adenocarcinoma in the explanted lung. Induction immunosuppression therapy was decreased and full screening for further tumor development was undertaken. Post-operatively further consolidative changes developed in the remaining native lung and, after diagnosis and… CONTINUE READING
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