Lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis after thoracic surgical procedures

M. Rolla, M. Anile, F. Venuta, D. Diso, S. Quattrucci, T. De Giacomo, E. Russo, F. Ruberto, E. A. Rendina, G. Furio Coloni

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Abstract

During their life, cystic fibrosis (CF) patients may require thoracic surgical procedures for a number of reasons before undergoing lung transplantation. In the past, this has been considered to be a contraindication to lung transplantation. However, a meticulous surgical technique and careful intraoperative management allows one to perform the transplantation safely. Herein we have reported our experience with CF patients undergoing lung transplantation after previous surgical treatment for pneumothorax or bronchiectasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162-1163
Number of pages2
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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