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The Split-Lung Technique for Lobar Transplantation

  • J. P. A. Couetil

Abstract

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 [1],[2]. 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.

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Cystic Fibrosis Patient Size Mismatch Donor Lung Bronchial Stenosis 
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