Management of congenital abnormalities of the donor lung

Frank Schmidt, David C. McGiffin, George Zorn, K. Randall Young, David Weill, James K. Kirklin

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Congenital abnormalities were encountered in three donor lungs. A donor tracheal bronchus was incorporated into the right bronchial anastomosis. Anomalous pulmonary venous return of the right upper lobe to the superior vena cava and the left upper lobe to the innominate vein were managed by bridging the anomalous veins to the left atrial cuff with autologous pericardium and donor iliac vein, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes

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