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Lung Transplantation for Lung Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

Author(s): Yeming WANG | Jingyu CHEN

Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
ISSN 1009-3419

Volume: 14;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 633;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Lung transplantation | Lung neoplasms | Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma | Prognosis

Background and objective Lung carcinoma is a relative contraindication for lung transplantation (LTx). The improvement of this procedure may successfully treat novel end-stage pulmonary diseases. In the present study, we reported one case of bilateral LTx (BLT) in a young man with bilateral lung carcinoma and reviewed related literature to investigate patient selection and curative effect. Methods A 42-year-old male patient underwent BLT on October 21, 2010 in our hospital. Preoperative chest CT and PET-CT showed bilateral multiple nodules and mass without positive lymph nodes or extrapulmonary metastasis. Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma was identified histologically (T4N0M0, stage IIIb). Results Routine therapies were performed postoperatively. The patient was discharged on post-operative day 66. There was no clinical or radiologic evidence of the recurrence of lung carcinoma in his latest follow-up of 6 months postoperatively. Conclusion LTx may be proposed as an efficient therapeutic option in selected patients of lung carcinoma.
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