Unusual cause of entire lung ventilation-perfusion mismatch

J. R. Bergh, W. Phillips, R. Blumhardt

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This case demonstrates preferential perfusion with normal bilateral ventilation of a left lung transplanted for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Quantitative ventilation and perfusion imaging was performed using Xe-133 and Tc-99m macroaggregated albumin. Elevated pulmonary vascular resistance of the native diseased lung resulted in increased pulmonary blood flow to the transplanted lung. Ventilation with 100% oxygen did not change the distribution of perfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-467
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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