Donor cerebral tissue pulmonary emboli in a functioning transplanted lung

Vincent A. Simonetti, Michael A. Basha, Lisa Allenspach, Kathleen G. Klosterman, Raouf Nakhleh, Robert S.D. Higgins

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Cerebral tissue pulmonary embolus (CTPE) is a rare event following severe blunt or penetrating head trauma and is often complicated by coagulation disturbances and hemorrhage. Donor cerebral tissue pulmonary embolism has been reported to cause lethal, early graft dysfunction in lung transplant recipients. We report a case of donor cerebral tissue pulmonary embolism in a 41-year-old female single lung transplant recipient with excellent post-operative graft function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebral tissue pulmonary embolism
  • DIC
  • Lung transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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