Successful Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Disease Associated With Erdheim–Chester Disease

Kohei Hashimoto, Kentaroh Miyoshi, Hisao Mizutani, Shinji Otani, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Masaomi Yamane, Takahiro Oto

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Abstract

A 53-year-old man with pulmonary fibrosis associated with Erdheim–Chester disease achieved long-term survival after lung transplantation. Major clinical manifestations included lung and bone injuries, and other vital organs were functionally unaffected by the disease. After a careful observation for the disease progression, he underwent bilateral deceased-donor lung transplantation. He has returned to his normal social life and is doing well without recurrence of Erdheim–Chester disease in the lung allograft or progression in other organs 5 years after transplant. Lung transplantation is a potentially reasonable treatment option for Erdheim–Chester disease involving the lungs if the functions of other vital organs remain stable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e13-e15
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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