Transplant Pneumonectomy in a Patient With an Acutely Thrombosed Allograft

Sara A. Hennessy, Eric L. Grogan, Nancy L. Harthun, David R. Jones, Benjamin D. Kozower, Gorav Ailawadi, Christine L. Lau

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)975-977
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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