Right lower lobe herniation after domino heart-lung transplantation

Nizar A. Yonan, Jim Egan, Abdul K. Deiraniya, Ali N. Rahman

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    Abstract

    We report 2 cases of trapping and incarceration of the right lower lobe in the left hemithorax after heart-lung transplantation with bicaval anastamoses (domino donors). This occurred despite confirmation of the normal anatomy at the time of implantation, before lung inflation. In 1 case this complication resulted in a right lower lobectomy 7 days after transplantation due to infarction and infection of the right lower lobe. These cases illustrate the importance of reexamining the anatomy after lung inflation, before chest closure. © 1995 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1223-1226
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Volume59
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1995

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • Female
    • adverse effects: Heart-Lung Transplantation
    • etiology: Hernia
    • Humans
    • etiology: Lung Diseases
    • Methods

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