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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-98

Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: The first case to be managed with a successful lung transplant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh


1 Alfaisal Medical School, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Section of Thoracic Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Histopathology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Section of Pulmonary Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Mohammed Alhajji
P.O. Box 3345, MBC 46, Riyadh 11211
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_106_18

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Idiopathic Pleuro-Parenchymal Fibroelsatosis (PPFE) is a rare, progressive and recently recognized subtype of idiopathic interstitial lung disease with no recorded successful treatment other than lung transplant. We report a case of idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis from the Middle East, managed successfully by bilateral lung transplant performed on a 26 year old Saudi male.


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