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Re-activation of IPF and Appearance of Cancer on the Native Lung after Single Lung Transplantation

Di Scioscio V1, Cecchelli C1, Greco L1, Guerrieri A2, Morelli A2, Anagnostopoulou G2, Maleddu A3, Garzillo G1* and Zompatori M1
1Department of Radiology, University of Bologna, Italy
2Department of Pneumology, University of Bologna, Italy
3Department of Oncology, University of Bologna, Italy
Corresponding Author : Garzillo G
Department of Radiology
University of Bologna, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 04, 2013; Accepted May 13, 2013; Published May 17, 2013
Citation: Di Scioscio V, Cecchelli C, Greco L, Guerrieri A, Morelli A, et al. (2013) Re-activation of IPF and Appearance of Cancer on the Native Lung after Single Lung Transplantation. OMICS J Radiology 2:125. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000125
Copyright: © 2013 Di Scioscio V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


 IPF is an interstitial pneumonia of unknown origin with a very bad prognosis. A universally accepted therapeutic approach has still not been elaborated. Lung transplantation represents in many cases the only possible therapy for these patients. This report describes a case of IPF treated by lung transplantation. Radiological follow up of the patient after immunosuppressive therapy showed a re-activation of the primitive pathology on the native lung, a possible relapse of IPF on the graft and the appearance of two neoplastic lesions, one in the native lung and one in the left maxillary sinus.



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