The Split-Lung Technique for Lobar Transplantation
Pulmonary transplantation for the pediatric population, or for patients of small size, is particularly limited by the now well-described scarcity of organs available for transplantation ,. Limitations of size mismatch and shortage of suitable donors make these groups of recipients especially difficult to accommodate. To circumvent these obstacles we have developed a technique of lung transplantation inspired from previous experience with liver bipartition.
KeywordsPulmonary Artery Cystic Fibrosis Patient Size Mismatch Donor Lung Bronchial Stenosis
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