Complications of lung transplantation: radiologic findings.

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Journal Article

The first clinically successful lung transplantation was performed in 1983. Since that time, more than 2700 transplants have been recorded by the International Lung Transplant Registry [1]. Lung transplantation is currently limited to patients with endstage lung disease and a life expectancy of less than 18 months [1]. Unilateral lung transplantation is the most commonly performed procedure. Bilateral transplantation generally is reserved for patients with pulmonary sepsis. One-year survival after transplantation is currently 80-90%, and 5-year survival is estimated at 50% [1]. Early detection and treatment of the complications of lung transplantation are critical to decrease patient morbidity and mortality [2-4]. This article reviews the radiologic findings of the most common complications of lung transplantation, using our experience with 85 patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murray, JG; McAdams, HP; Erasmus, JJ; Patz, EF; Tapson, V

Published Date

  • June 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 166 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1405 - 1411

PubMed ID

  • 8633454

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8633454

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.166.6.8633454

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States