Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder - lung

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


One year and a half post lung transplant. Left-sided chest pain. Not septic.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Chest radiographs

Known deformity of the ribs in the right hemithorax again noted. There is obscuration of the right costophrenic recess. There is a relatively rounded ~3 cm mass opacity in the posterior segment of the left lower lobe. 

Nuclear medicine


Marked increased FDG uptake within the left lower lobe circumscribed mass. 

Case Discussion

The patient underwent lung biopsy which confirmed the mass to represent posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

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Case information

rID: 59535
Published: 15th Apr 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded