Total pleural coverage followed by lung transplantation in patient with lymphangioleiomyomatosis

AbstractTuberous sclerosis complex lymphangioleiomyomatosis (TSC-LAM) is a rare disease, which may develop an intractable pneumothorax. Chemical or mechanical pleurodesis is a general management to prevent recurrence of pneumothorax, rendering it difficult to later dissect the pleura and control intraoperative bleeding. Since total pleural coverage (TPC) alternative to pleurodesis has been firstly reported by Kurihara et al. (Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:274,2006), TPC was performed in case of a 46-year-old female with a secondary spontaneous pneumothorax caused by TSC-LAM and followed by lung transplantation. Final pathological report showed the reinforced visceral pleura in the absence of dense adhesions.
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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