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Obliterative bronchiolitis caused by multiple tumourlets and microcarcinoids successfully treated by single lung transplantation.
  1. N Sheerin,
  2. N K Harrison,
  3. M N Sheppard,
  4. D M Hansell,
  5. M Yacoub,
  6. T J Clark
  1. Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital, London, UK.


    Histological examination of a lung removed at transplantation revealed multiple peripheral tumourlets and microcarcinoids in close association with bronchioles causing an obliterative bronchiolitis. This was an unexpected finding but explained the progressive airflow limitation which characterised the patient's clinical course.

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