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Minerva Chirurgica 2007 June;62(3):187-90

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Metachronous single lung transplantation after contralateral pneumonectomy. A “big” challenge?

Vergnat M. 1, Farhat F. 1, Tronc F. 2, Jegaden O. 1

1 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery B Louis Pradel Hospital Claude Bernard University INSERM U886, Bron, France
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery Louis Pradel Hospital, Bron, France

Single lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis is an uncommon therapy. Contralateral pneumonectomy is, in these cases, rarely done before transplantation. Herein, we report the case of a single lung transplantation in a patient who had previously a contralateral pneumonectomy.


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