Frequency and CT findings of recurrent disease after lung transplantation.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To determine the frequency and computed tomographic (CT) findings of recurrence of the primary disease after lung transplantation at six North American lung transplantation centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 1,394 lung transplant recipients were reviewed to identify patients with recurrent primary disease. Their CT scans and pathologic specimens were reviewed. RESULTS: The frequency of disease recurrence in the six transplantation centers was 1% (15 of 1,394 patients), including six previously reported cases. Sarcoidosis recurred in nine (35%) of 26 transplants and was the most common disease to recur. Three (33%) of nine patients with recurrent sarcoidosis had correlative findings at CT. When present, CT findings were usually different at recurrence compared with pretransplantation CT findings. CONCLUSION: A relatively small percentage of patients are at risk for recurrence of primary disease following lung transplantation. Sarcoidosis is the most common disease to recur.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Collins, J; Hartman, MJ; Warner, TF; Müller, NL; Kazerooni, EA; McAdams, HP; Slone, RM; Parker, LA

Published Date

  • May 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 219 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 503 - 509

PubMed ID

  • 11323479

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11323479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.219.2.r01ma12503


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States