Unilateral auto-PEEP in the recipient of a single lung transplant

C. Popple, T. L. Higgins*, P. McCarthy, A. Baldyga, A. Mehta

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Abstract

We report a patient who received a right single lung transplant (SLT) for progressive lymphangioleiomyomatosis and required reintubation for postoperative respiratory distress. She developed hemodynamic instability due to mediastinal shift from unilateral auto-PEEP with hyperinflation of the native lung. Placement of a double lumen endotracheal tube (DLET) and institution of differential lung ventilation restored equal lung inflation and hemodynamic stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume103
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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