Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Bridging to Living-Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation

Kentaroh Miyoshi, Takahiro Oto, Mikio Okazaki, Masaomi Yamane, Shinichi Toyooka, Keiji Goto, Yoshifumi Sano, Shunji Sano, Shinichiro Miyoshi

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A 21-year-old man with pulmonary fibrosis and a 27-year-old woman with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, who were in pulmonary hypertensive crisis, were successfully treated by using venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, followed by living-donor lobar lung transplantation. In both of the patients, bridging time of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to lung transplantation was 2 days, and both could be weaned from cardiopulmonary support immediately after transplantation in the operating room. No major complications were seen, including primary graft dysfunction. The cardiopulmonary functions of these patients markedly improved after living-donor lobar lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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