Pathology of Heart—Lung Transplantation

  • S. A. Yousem


With over 250 heart—lung transplantations performed worldwide, a clinical management scheme for these patients has emerged1. Clinicians specializing in heart—lung allografting have established consistent, reproducible data utilizing radiographic, immunologic, and pulmonary function information, which allow the identification of lung rejection or interposed infectious processes. Coinciding with this clinical progression, a reproducible, consistent pattern of histopathologic changes has been identified, which allows the diagnosis of both acute and chronic lung rejection2–9.


Lung Transplantation Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Bronchial Artery Bronchiolitis Obliterans Diffuse Alveolar Damage 
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