Lung Procurement After Cardiac Death in a Donor With Previous Median Sternotomy

Chitaru Kurihara*, Masashi Kawabori, Masahiro Ono, Syed T. Hussain, Amit D. Parulekar, Jeffrey A. Morgan, Gabriel Loor

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Abstract

The shortage of lungs for organ donation is problematic, and meeting the demand by expanding the donor pool in lung transplantation is critical. Donation after cardiac death (DCD) is an under-used approach that could be a valuable source of organs. However, procuring lungs from donors with a previous median sternotomy is technically difficult and is usually avoided. Here, we describe the procurement of lungs from a DCD patient with a previous median sternotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e371-e373
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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