Recurrent bronchioloalveolar carcinoma after lung transplantation: radiographic and histologic features of the primary and recurrent tumors

J Thorac Imaging. 2004 Apr;19(2):79-81. doi: 10.1097/00005382-200404000-00003.


The chest radiographs of the original and recurrent BAC after lung transplantation in 3 patients were reviewed for correlation with their histologic patterns. The radiographs of non-mucinous BACs in 2 patients were manifested as nodules of variable size, whereas that of mucinous BAC in 1 patient was characterized as hazy opacities. One of the non-mucinous BACs was papillary while the other was lepidic. The original and recurrent tumors were identical radiographically and histologically in the same patients. The study supports the notion that the recurrent BACs found in the donor lungs originated in the recipient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar / diagnostic imaging
  • Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar / pathology*
  • Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar / surgery
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed