Successful Double Lung Transplantation With a Graft Obtained From a Methanol-Poisoned Donor*

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Abstract

A 25-year-old woman developed "brain death" 48 h after acute methanol poisoning. After the elimination of methanol and the correction of metabolic disorders, organ donation was discussed. The lungs were transplanted into a 46-year-old woman suffering from cystic "emphysematous-like" lesions as a complication of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. The procedure was not complicated, and we have an uneventful follow-up of > 12 months. In addition to the lungs, the kidneys and the liver were also removed and transplanted with success.

(CHEST 1999; 115:1458-1459)

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