Article Abstract

Pulmonary tuberculous and tuberculous pericardial tamponade post lung transplant

Authors: George Makdisi, Robert Hooker, Christiano Caldeira


Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) associated with tuberculous pericarditis after lung transplantation is a very rare entity. Here we report a unique case of cardiac tamponade due to tuberculous pericarditis, in a patient 4 months after single right lung transplantation, the patient underwent a subxyphoid pericardial window. The pericardial effusion analysis showed exudate effusion with high level of lymphocyte concentration. Both patient and donor didn’t have history of TB or TB Exposure.