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Journal of Transplantation
Volume 2009, Article ID 650703, 3 pages
Case Report

Platelet Thromboembolism after Lung Transplantation

1Department of Pneumology, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Passeig Vall d’Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
2CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
3Department of Pathology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
4Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
5Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

Received 1 December 2008; Accepted 17 April 2009

Academic Editor: John Dark

Copyright © 2009 Carles Bravo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lung transplant patients have an increased risk of pulmonary embolism which is often associated with hypercoagulability disorders. We present a case of sudden death resulting from pulmonary intravascular platelet thromboembolism following a single-lung transplant.