False-positive ventilation-perfusion scan in a patient with a transplanted lung.


Journal Article

A false-positive ventilation perfusion (V/Q) scan in a patient with a transplanted lung and secondary pulmonary artery stenosis is reported. The patient was examined for tachypnea and shortness of breath after single lung transplantation. A V/Q scan revealed multiple perfusion defects in the transplanted lung, with no corresponding ventilation defects. A pulmonary angiogram revealed pulmonary artery stenosis and no pulmonary emboli. The authors describe a false-positive V/Q scan in a patient after lung transplantation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hammoud, D; Chin, B

Published Date

  • June 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 472 - 475

PubMed ID

  • 12911095

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12911095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.RLU.0000067506.04468.05


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States