Use of breast implants to fill postinfarct pneumonectomy cavity in cases of bilateral lung transplantation.

Infarction of the lung graft following lung transplantation (LTx) needing graft pneumonectomy and retransplantation is rare and carries a poor prognosis. It is important to maintain the volume of hemithorax after pneumonectomy until retransplantation. A young woman who received bilateral LTx for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension underwent left graft… CONTINUE READING