Extended donor lungs: eleven years experience in a consecutive series.

  title={Extended donor lungs: eleven years experience in a consecutive series.},
  author={Didier Lardinois and Marc Banysch and Stephan Korom and Sven Hillinger and Valentin Rousson and Annette Boehler and Rudolf Speich and Walter Weder},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={27 5},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to delineate the profile of extended donor lungs in comparison to ideal donor lungs and to analyse their outcome. Particular attention was given to donor lungs with a low PaO(2) (<250mmHg) before harvesting or with multiple extended criteria. METHODS Between 1993 and 2003, 148 patients (79 women, 69 men, mean age 39.9 years) underwent lung transplantation. Indications were cystic fibrosis in 35.8%, emphysema in 26.4%, pulmonary fibrosis in 12.2%, pulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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