HOW I DO IT Median Sternotomy for Lung Transplantation: Techniques and Advantages Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1532/hsf.1809 PMID: 28671862 Web of Science: 000405996400003

Cited authors

  • Teman, Nicholas R.; Xiao, Jianzhou T.; Tribble, Curtis G.; Parrino, Patrick E.


  • Lung transplantation is traditionally performed with a clamshell thoracotomy or bilateral anterior thoracotomy incisions. We have performed 121 lung transplants with a median sternotomy incision from 2013-2017. We present our technique for lung transplantation utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass with a median sternotomy, and discuss the potential advantages of this technique.

Publication date

  • 2017

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1098-3511

Start page

  • E89

End page

  • E91


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