Gastric bezoar after lung transplantation in non-cystic fibrosis patients and review of the literature

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Jul;26(7):739-41. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2007.05.005.


Gastric bezoars have been associated with solid-organ transplantation. In this report we describe the occurrence of gastric bezoars in two patients who underwent sequential single-lung transplantation for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and analyze the possible pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bezoars / diagnosis
  • Bezoars / etiology*
  • Bezoars / surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Gastroparesis / complications
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / surgery*
  • Stomach*