Lung transplantation in patients with connective tissue disorders and esophageal dysmotility.

@article{Gasper2008LungTI,
  title={Lung transplantation in patients with connective tissue disorders and esophageal dysmotility.},
  author={Warren J. Gasper and Matthew P. Sweet and Jeffrey Alan Golden and Charles W. Hoopes and Lorriana Elizabeth Leard and Mary Ellen Kleinhenz and Steven R. Hays and Marco Giuseppe Patti},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={650-5}
}
Lung and esophageal dysfunction are common in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). Recent reports have suggested a link between pathologic gastroesophageal reflux and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after lung transplant. Because patients with CTD have a high incidence of esophageal dysmotility and reflux, this group may be at increased risk of allograft dysfunction after lung transplantation. Little is known about antireflux surgery in these patients. Our aims were to… CONTINUE READING