Kissing-stents technique after living-donor lobar lung transplantation

Seiichiro Sugimoto, Takahiro Oto, Shinichi Toyooka, Shinichiro Miyoshi

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Stent placement has become common practice for bronchial stenosis (BS) after lung transplantation (LT). Especially, segmental BS after lobar LT requires a complex stenting technique. We describe a case of multiple segmental bronchial stenoses treated by the kissing-stents technique using balloon-expandable metallic stents after living-donor lobar LT. Based on the vascular kissing-stents technique, we simultaneously placed two stents, side by side, in the superior segmental bronchus and the basal segmental bronchus of the right transplanted lobar lung. This technique may represent a valuable option for complex segmental BS after lobar LT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1106
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Bronchial stenosis
  • Bronchial stents
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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