Elective transplant pneumonectomy in a 38-year-old man

C. V Patrick Onyeaka, Christos Alexiou, Gaetano Rocco, David N. Hopkinson, S. Kim Suvarna, Peter C. Braidley, Tim J. Locke

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1140-1142
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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