Contralateral pneumonectomy after single-lung transplantation for emphysema Academic Article uri icon

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  • An intractable contralateral air leak developed in a 46-year-old woman after right single-lung transplantation for emphysema. A left pneumonectomy was performed on postoperative day 17, leaving the patient with only one transplanted lung. Fifteen months postoperatively the patient is well and has satisfactory pulmonary function. Survival with a good quality of life is possible after single-lung transplantation and bilateral sequential pneumonectomies.


  • Gehman, Kenneth
  • Novick, Richard J
  • Menkis, Alan H
  • Sandler, David
  • Garg, Avinash
  • Ahmad, Dildar
  • Williams, Sandy
  • McKenzie, F Neil

publication date

  • April 1996