Stage I adenocarcinoma presenting in the pneumonectomy specimen at the time of single lung transplantation

Charles A. Svendsen, Ross B. Bengtson, Soon J. Park, Sara J. Shumway

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Abstract

Two patients at our institution underwent single lung transplantation. The procedure and the patient's postoperative course were uncomplicated in each case. Pathological examination of each pneumonectomy specimen revealed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma; both were less than 1 cm in size. The remainder of each lung showed no evidence of adenocarcinoma and all lymph nodes were negative. Work-ups for an occult malignancy before and after surgery were negative. This is believed to be the first report of a single lung transplant in a patient with a primary adenocarcinoma of the lung. The implications and management of these patients are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1108-1109
Number of pages2
JournalTransplantation
Volume66
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 1998

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  • Transplantation

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