Intermediate-term outcome in lung transplantation from a donor with glioblastoma multiforme

TitleIntermediate-term outcome in lung transplantation from a donor with glioblastoma multiforme
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsChen F, Karolak W, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Pierre A
JournalJ Heart Lung Transplant
Volume28
Issue10
Pagination1116 - 8
Date PublishedOct
ISSN1557-3117 (Electronic) 1053-2498 (Linking)
Accession Number19782299
Keywords*Brain Neoplasms, *Glioblastoma, *Lung Transplantation, *Tissue Donors, Adult, Cystic Fibrosis / *surgery, Humans, Lung Diseases / *surgery, Male, Risk Factors, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

A 19-year-old man with cystic fibrosis, who was on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, underwent bilateral lung transplantation from a donor with glioblastoma multiforme. Because the risk of tumor transmission from donor-related central nervous system malignancies remains unclear, the use of these extended donors remains controversial. In fact, there are few reports on the outcomes of lung transplantation from donors with central nervous system malignancy. This patient was critically ill with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support before transplantation, but is well without any sign of malignancy 20 months after transplantation.

DOI10.1016/j.healun.2009.06.022
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