Lung transplant complications

Last revised by Yvette Mellam on 27 Feb 2023

Lung transplant complications can occur at variable time intervals following lung transplantation. It is essential for radiologists to be aware of specific complications as chest imaging is routinely used in the post-transplant assessment.

When reporting a postoperative chest radiograph or CT, it is mandatory to check the time interval since the transplantation and the indication for the transplantation.

These include:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: anastomotic dehiscence
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  • Case 2: stents for post transplant stenosis
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  • Case 3: right main bronchus stent post lung transplant
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  • Case 4: hyperacute lung transplant rejection
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  • Case 5: RSV pneumonia
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  • Case 6: M.pneumoniae pneumonia
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  • Case 7: chronic - bronchial stenosis
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