Bilateral lung transplantation using a donor with a tracheal right upper lobe bronchus
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We report on a case of successful bilateral sequential lung transplantation using a donor with the right upper lobe bronchus arising from the trachea. After en-bloc donor lung retrieval, the right bronchial stump was fashioned to create one lumen including the bronchus intermedius and the aberrant right upper lobe bronchus. A carinoplasty was performed in the recipient with resection of a portion of the lateral wall of trachea. The anastomosis was completed using a telescoping technique without any complication. This case demonstrates the possibility of successfully using donor lungs with such anatomic abnormality for transplantation.
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