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Pulmonary Perfusion Changes Following Single-Lung Transplantation

Tsai, Joby; Rowe, Steven P. MD, PhD; Solnes, Lilja B. MD, MBA; Salas Fragomeni, Roberto A. MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001581
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Following single-lung transplantation (SLT), there is significant redistribution of flow preferentially to the transplanted lung. Altered lung perfusion leads to unusual results when performing pulmonary scintigraphy, which could result in interpretation errors. We present pulmonary scintigraphy images from a 67-year-old female patient with history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that were obtained before SLT, 10 days after SLT, and 3 months after SLT.

From the *Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and †The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Received for publication October 24, 2016; revision accepted December 29, 2016.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Roberto A. Salas Fragomeni, MD, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287. E-mail: rfragom1@jhmi.edu.

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