Basal segmental auto-transplantation after pneumonectomy for advanced central lung cancer

Takahiro Oto, Katsuyuki Kiura, Shinichi Toyooka, Shinichiro Miyoshi

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In patients with central lung cancer that extensively involves the bronchus/pulmonary artery, a double-sleeve lobectomy is often difficult to perform. We describe a case of post-pneumonectomy basal segmental auto-transplantation using a lung preservation technique that uses cold low-potassium dextran glucose solution to protect the lung graft from ischaemia-reperfusion injury during the ex situ division of the segmental graft and the pathological investigations for the clearance of the surgical margins. A right basal segmental autotransplantation procedure was performed in a patient with stage-IIIA squamous cell lung cancer. This technique could allow extensive pulmonary resection while minimizing the loss of pulmonary reserve.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberezs224
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


  • Ischaemia-reperfusion
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Lung transplantation
  • Organ preservation
  • Pneumonectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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