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Unilateral lung transplantation using right and left upper lobes: An experimental study

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


H Nishikawa, T Oto, S Otani, M Harada, N Iga, K Miyoshi, S Miyoshi.

This experimental study in swine investigated the feasibility of using the right and left upper lobes to perform a left unilateral lung transplant.  They found the technique is feasible and may permit use of bilateral upper lobes in donors whose lungs were rejected because of isolated lower lobe issues.

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