Dehiscence of Bronchial Anastomosis After Lung Transplantation: A Successful Unconventional Treatment

Sergio Bottero, Duino Meucci, Marilena Trozzi, Adriano Carotti

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Abstract

Anastomotic airway complications, including the dehiscence of the bronchial anastomosis, are a severe cause of morbidity after lung transplantation. We present a case of dehiscence treated by placing an uncovered metal stent into the main bronchus. We usually use this procedure for bronchial stenosis, but in this case, the stent favored the growth of granulation tissue and so the closure of the dehiscence. This procedure was minimally invasive and may be an alternative to an open repair, without precluding open repair in case of failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e81-e83
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume106
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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