Pulmonary Vein Thrombosis After Lung Transplantation Presenting as Stroke

Erik J. Uhlmann, Jordan M Dunitz, Miguel E Fiol

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Pulmonary vein thrombosis is a serious complication of lung transplantation. Thrombus formation at the pulmonary venous anastomosis site may result in allograft failure and ischemic stroke. The optimal therapy is not known; open embolectomy and non-surgical management with or without anti-coagulation have been tried with variable success. We report a case of pulmonary vein thrombosis in a 31-year-old woman, presenting with sudden hemiparesis 24 days after lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-210
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009


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