Successful Lung Transplantation from a Donor with Persistent Lobar Atelectasis Article

PMID: 24940140 Web of Science: 000420366200024

Cited authors

  • Bansal, Aditya; Shigemura, Norihisa; Toyoda, Yoshiya; Bhama, Jay K.


  • Background: Over the past 15 years, the number of recipients waiting for a lung transplant has increased and now far exceeds the number of available donors. Liberalization of donor criteria to include the use of extended donors remains an attractive option for expanding the donor pool. Numerous centers, including the authors' own, have begun exploring this relatively unknown territory of lung transplantation.; Case Report: Successful bilateral lung transplantation was performed for a patient with emphysema utilizing lungs from a donor with persistent lobar atelectasis.; Conclusion: This report demonstrates that an acceptable outcome is possible from a donor with persistent lobar atelectasis if other parameters are acceptable. Larger studies would help further our understanding of the impact of donor radiographic abnormalities on outcomes following lung transplantation.

Publication date

  • 2014

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 266

End page

  • 269


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