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

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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


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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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