Pulmonary segmental venous infarction after living-donor lobar lung transplantation

Cliff Khuat Chye Choong, Ding Z Hu, Charles B Huddleston

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Complete obstruction of one or more of the major pulmonary veins after lung transplantation is a devastating complication. It results in hemorrhagic infarction of the affected lung within 4 to 6 hours, leading to irreversible lung damage. Reported treatments have included resection of the affected lobe and retransplantation.1,2 We present a case of pulmonary venous infarction after transplantation that was treated conservatively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919 - 921
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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