Pulmonary calcifications following orthotopic liver transplantation

Daniele Bendayan, Ziv Benari, Issach Shechtman, Alexander Yarmolovsky, Ran Tur-Kaspa, Gershon Fink, Mordechai R. Kramer*

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Abstract

A 48-year-old patient underwent an orthotopic liver transplantation for end stage liver disease. He was reinfected with hepatitis B and D, and his liver function tests deteriorated. In evaluation for liver retransplantation, chest computed tomography revealed a left lower lobe dense infiltrate. Two bronchoscopies with transbronchial biopsy specimens were performed with negative results for opportunistic infection. An open lung biopsy revealed intraalveolar calcifications. We review the literature for this uncommon complication after liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bronchology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hypercalcemia
  • Liver transplantation
  • Open lung biopsy
  • Pulmonary calcification

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