Lymphangiomyomatosis recurrence in the allograft after single-lung transplantation

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1995 Jun;151(6):2033-6. doi: 10.1164/ajrccm.151.6.7767554.


The evolution of lung transplantation has offered an additional treatment option for patients with a variety of end-stage lung diseases, including some with systemic disorders. Lymphangiomyomatosis (LAM) is a multisystem disease of premenopausal women. The lung is the most frequently involved vital organ, and respiratory failure is the most common case of death. A small number of patients with LAM have undergone lung transplantation. This report describes a case of recurrent LAM in the allograft after single lung transplantation and discusses the implications of this finding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aspergillosis / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Lung Transplantation / pathology*
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis / pathology*
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis / surgery
  • Recurrence