Treatment of Plastic Bronchitis by Orthotopic Heart Transplantation

  title={Treatment of Plastic Bronchitis by Orthotopic Heart Transplantation},
  author={Jamie E. Laubisch and Diana M. Green and Peter J. Mogayzel and W. R. Thompson},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
This case illustrates the successful use of orthotopic heart transplantation for the treatment of plastic bronchitis in a 6-year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which developed 2 years after Fontan procedure. Transplantation was undertaken after he failed medical management of airway obstruction. He is currently 1-year post-cardiac transplantion and has no evidence of plastic bronchitis despite weaning of an aggressive airway clearance regimen. 
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