Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder - lung

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

One year and a half post lung transplant. Left-sided chest pain. Not septic.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Chest radiographs

Known deformity of the ribs in the right hemithorax again noted. There is obscuration of the right costophrenic recess. There is a relatively rounded ~3 cm mass opacity in the posterior segment of the left lower lobe. 

Nuclear medicine

PET-CT (18F-FDG)

Marked increased FDG uptake within the left lower lobe circumscribed mass. 

Case Discussion

The patient underwent lung biopsy which confirmed the mass to represent posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

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Case information

rID: 59535
Published: 15th Apr 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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