Monster lung cavity in a heart transplant recipient

Brandon T. Nokes, Octavio Enrique Pajaro, Jenise Stephen, Patrick A De Valeria, Robert L. Scott, Sadia Z. Shah, D. Eric Steidley, Jama Jahanyar

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Abstract

Invasive mucormycosis infections occur in less than 1% of recipients of orthotopic heart transplants. Given the angioinvasive nature of these infections, the mortality rate is high. Little literature exists regarding the presentation and management of these infections. We present a case of a patient who developed an infection after orthotopic heart transplant, describe the successful multidisciplinary management surrounding his care, and review the available literature regarding mucormycosis infections in heart transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E72-E74
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Nokes, B. T., Pajaro, O. E., Stephen, J., De Valeria, P. A., Scott, R. L., Shah, S. Z., Eric Steidley, D., & Jahanyar, J. (2018). Monster lung cavity in a heart transplant recipient. Heart Surgery Forum, 21(2), E72-E74. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1922