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Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence:
Donor's lung nodule was found during transplantation post-op day 1 nodule biopsy that revealed metastasis of choriocarcinoma. The other two recipients of the same donor were both found to have metastasis of choriocarcinoma.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause:
A donor donated lung-heart block, liver and right kidney. Lung was found to have nodule during transplant. Post-op day 1 nodule biopy revealed metastasis of choriocarcinoma. Liver tranplant recipient died of metastasis of choriocarcinoma. Kidney transplant recipinet developed metastasis of choriocarcinoma. Graft removed.
Knoop, C.; Jacobovitz, D.; Antoine, M.; Francquen, P.; Yernault, J.C.; Estenne, M. Donor-transmitted tumors in lung allograft recipients: report on two cases Transplantation 1994; 57 (11) :1679 - 80