De novo pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis occurring rapidly after bilateral lung transplantation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A 45-year-old woman experienced diffuse bilateral pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis within 3 months after bilateral lung transplantation. The donor was a 41-year-old man with excellent lung function and without histologic or macroscopic pulmonary lesions at the time of retrieval. This case supports the theory that persistent infection or inflammation may be an inciting factor in uncontrolled angiogenesis, leading ultimately to diffuse pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis.

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publication date

  • June 2003