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Kobe J Med Sci. 2020 Jan 20;65(4):E114-E117.

Fatal Hemoptysis Due to Endobronchial Aspergilloma in the Hyperinflated Native Lung after Single-Lung Transplantation for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: A Case Report.

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Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
Division of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.


Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis accounts for the majority of cadaveric lung transplantation cases. Post-transplantation management is continuingly necessary not only to prevent the progression of LAM but also to address complications. A woman with lymphangioleiomyomatosis underwent cadaveric lung transplantation. She developed post-operative native lung hyperinflation and hemoptysis with cavity shadow in the native lung on computed tomography. Isolated Aspergillus from her sputum and positive Aspergillus galactomannan antigen in the blood led to a diagnosis of aspergillosis. Despite the reduction of hemoptysis by antifungal medication, she developed fatal hemoptysis. An autopsy showed an Aspergillus fungal mass in the bronchus in the native lung whilst the lung graft was free from lymphangioleiomyomatosis lesions. Endobronchial aspergilloma was suggested to be a cause of hemoptysis. This fatal clinical course suggested that hemoptysis due to endobronchial aspergilloma in the native lung should have been considered native lung pneumonectomy as a further intervention.


Fatal Hemoptysis; Lymphangioleiomyomatosis; Native Lung Hyperinflation; Pulmonary Aspergillosis; Single Lung Transplantation

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