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transmogrification, interstitial lung disease, emphysema, orphan disease
Placental transmogrification of the lung is an extremely rare lung disease frequently associated with hamartomas or unilateral bullous emphysema. We report a case of placental transmogrification of the lung in a 44-year-old male who presented with bronchial infections, hyperlucent left lung and progressive cystic and micronodular unilateral interstitial lung disease. Because of interstitial lung disease progression over 13 years, a left pneumonectomy was performed. After a two-year follow-up, the patient was asymptomatic and did not exhibit any lung infections. No recurrence was observed on the right lung.