A scale for decision making between whole lung transplantation or lobar transplantation.

@article{Loizzi2010ASF,
  title={A scale for decision making between whole lung transplantation or lobar transplantation.},
  author={Domenico Loizzi and Clemens Aigner and Peter Jaksch and Axel Scheed and Bruno Mora and Francesco Sollitto and Walter Klepetko},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={1122-5}
}
OBJECTIVE In lung transplantation, appropriate size matching is of crucial importance to achieve satisfactory outcomes. Tailoring of the lung has been repeatedly described as successful means of overcoming size disparities. The goal of this study was to define a parameter helping the surgeon in the decision whether a standard lung transplantation or a lobar transplantation should be anticipated. METHODS We retrospectively analysed the ratio between donor total lung capacity (TLC) and… CONTINUE READING
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