Pulmonary thromboembolectomy of donor lungs prior to lung transplantation

Duc Q. Nguyen, Christopher T. Salerno, R. Morton Bolman, Soon J. Park

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Successful bilateral single-lung transplantation was performed after pulmonary thromboembolectomy of the donor lungs. The donor lungs were not thought to contain large amounts of pulmonary thromboemboli because they satisfied all the donor selection criteria. This case reinforces the need of not only meticulous inspection of the donor lungs prior to implantation but also the productive use of available donor organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1787-1789
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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