Simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax following high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma without evidence of pulmonary disease

Ashley E. Schneider, Geoffrey A. Talmon

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Abstract

Simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax (SBSP) during high-dose chemotherapy has been described in patients with pulmonary involvement by malignancy, including sarcoma, trophoblastic tumor, non-seminomatous testicular cancer, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We present a case of SBSP developing in a patient 11 days after a high-dose chemotherapy preparative regimen and stem cell transplantation without underlying pulmonary disease or evidence of lung lesions. It is important to recognize spontaneous pneumothorax as a potential complication of high-dose chemotherapy, especially in patients with known pulmonary lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-637
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Bilateral pneumothorax
  • Chemotherapy
  • Lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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