Use of extended-criteria lungs on a lobe-by-lobe basis through ex vivo lung perfusion assessment

Kentaroh Miyoshi, Takahiro Oto, Yusuke Konishi, Yutaka Hirano, Masanori Okada, Norichika Iga, Shin Hirayama, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Masaomi Yamane, Motomu Kobayashi, Shinichiro Miyoshi

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Abstract

Initially rejected and extended-criteria lungs were partially used through an ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) assessment that was first clinically applied in Asia. The truly injured lobe (left lower lobe) was identified during 89-minute normothermic EVLP and was excised, and the remaining lobes were successfully transplanted into a patient with lymphangioleiomyomatosis. The lung lobes showed heterogeneous changes on the ex vivo rig, and a brief duration of EVLP helped differentiate lung quality on a lobe-by-lobe basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1819-1821
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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