Airway complications after lung transplantation: a review of 151 anastomoses.

  title={Airway complications after lung transplantation: a review of 151 anastomoses.},
  author={A. Palma Alvarez and J. Algar and Francisco Santos and Raffael Lama and Jos{\'e} Luis Aranda and Carlos Baamonde and Javier L{\'o}pez-Pujol and {\'A}ngel Salvatierra},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={19 4},
OBJECTIVE To analyze the incidence, treatment and follow up of airway complications after lung transplantation. METHODS From October 1993 to April 2000, 104 lung transplants were performed in 101 patients. One hundred and fifty one bronchial anastomoses at risk were included in the study (29 single lung and 61 sequential double lung). Donor lungs were flushed both antegradely and retrogradely with Eurocollins. In the recipients, either a single or a sequential bilateral lung transplantation… CONTINUE READING