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Title: [Surgical aspects of (cardio) pulmonary transplantation]
Authors: Van Raemdonck, Dirk ×
Klepetko, W
Verleden, Geert
Daenen, Willem
Coosemans, Willy
Decker, Georges
De Leyn, Paul
Nafteux, Philippe
Lerut, Antoon #
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Series Title: Revue des maladies respiratoires vol:22 issue:5 Pt 1 pages:785-95
Abstract: INTRODUCTION AND STATE OF THE ART: Both short and long-term outcomes following lung transplantation have improved substantially in recent years as a result of advances in the selection and management of donors, organ preservation, immunosuppressive therapy, and the treatment of infectious and malignant complications. In addition surgical techniques have evolved over time and have contributed to this increase in success rates. PERSPECTIVES AND CONCLUSIONS: This review outlines surgical aspects of lung transplantation including a historical note, techniques of lung harvesting, some anaesthetic considerations, the different transplant types and incisions, as well as anastomotic techniques and their pitfalls.
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ISSN: 0761-8425
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Cardiac Surgery
Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Pneumology
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