Bilateral lung transplantation for metastatic leiomyosarcoma Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • As increased experience is gained in the field of lung transplantation, novel applications for this life saving therapy will evolve. We have described a case of bilateral lung transplantation in a young patient with respiratory failure secondary to metastatic leiomyosarcoma that was limited to the lungs. While lung transplantation for malignancy remains a controversial area, this case illustrates that lung transplantation can provide improved quality and quantity of life for highly selected patients with malignant disease.

authors

  • Shargall, Yaron
  • Pakhale, Smita
  • Chamberlain, Dean
  • Pierre, Andrew
  • Waddell, Thomas
  • Hutcheon, Michael
  • Keshavjee, Shafique

publication date

  • July 2004