Cranial Leiomyosarcoma in an Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-mismatched Lung Transplant Recipient

Nadia J. Chaves, Tom C. Kotsimbos, Mark A. Warren, Catriona A. McLean, Denis W. Spelman, Trevor J. Williams, Greg I. Snell, Glen P. Westall

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Leiomyosarcoma is a rare Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related complication of solid-organ transplantation. We report the case of a 19-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis who presented with protracted headaches 15 months after an EBV-mismatched bilateral sequential lung transplant. A parasagittal lesion was found on cranial magnetic resonance imaging; surgical resection revealed a leiomyosarcoma. We discuss treatment options of what is, to our knowledge, the first described case of a cranial leiomyosarcoma in a lung transplant recipient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-755
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

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