Successful Tacrolimus Therapy Extended by Everolimus in Retroperitoneal Angiomyolipoma after Lung Transplantation: A Case Report (Short Report)


Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease that affects women, especially in child-bearing age. Clinical manifestations include angiomyolipoma, pneumothorax, chylothorax, cystic changes of lungs and progressive pulmonary failure. In this article, we report a case of lung transplantation (LuTX) for end stage pulmonary LAM and the treatment of angiomyolipoma showing growth after LuTX resulting in complete remission with combination therapy of everolimus and tacrolimus.

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Erdélyi, T. , Bohács, A. , Vincze, K. , Kováts, Z. , Sárosi, V. , Sinkovicz, A. , Balázs, G. and Müller, V. (2014) Successful Tacrolimus Therapy Extended by Everolimus in Retroperitoneal Angiomyolipoma after Lung Transplantation: A Case Report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 636-638. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.312135.

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