Transplant pneumonectomy is a rarely performed procedure. It is occasionally carried out in the course of retransplantation. To our knowledge, resection of a transplanted lung without its replacement and with successful outcome in the adult has not been previously reported. We present a case of elective left transplant pneumonectomy in a 38-year-old man 6 years after left single-lung transplant. At 12 months after resection, the patient remains well, with good exercise tolerance.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine