Mesothelioma after lung transplantation

Chhajed, P. N.; Bubendorf, L.; Hirsch, H.; Boehler, A.; Weder, W.; Tamm, M.
October 2006
Thorax;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p916
Academic Journal
The case history is presented of a lung transplant recipient who developed malignant mesothelioma. This is thought to be the first such report. Mesothelioma should be suspected in lung transplant recipients with a haemorrhagic pleural effusion in the native lung when there is no convincing evidence for bronchogenic carcinoma or post transplant lymphoproliferative disease, even in the absence of exposure to asbestos.


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