Delayed chest closure with skin approximation after lung transplant in oversized graft

Prashant N Mohite, Anton Sabashnikov, Aron-Frederik Popov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Javid Fatullayev, Massimo Capoccia, Mohamed Amrani, Martin Carby, André R. Simon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Closure of the chest after lung transplant in cases of oversized grafts is often difficult. Lung volume reduction and delayed closure of the chest with Bogota bag are the only options available in such situations. Here, we propose to keep the sternum and intercostal spaces open and approximate skin over it. Once lung function improves and reperfusion-related edema recovers, the chest can be closed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental and Clinical Transplantation
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2018

Keywords

  • donor-recipient matching
  • oversized lung graft
  • reperfusion-related edema

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Delayed chest closure with skin approximation after lung transplant in oversized graft'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Mohite, P. N., Sabashnikov, A., Popov, A-F., Zeriouh, M., Fatullayev, J., Capoccia, M., Amrani, M., Carby, M., & Simon, A. R. (2018). Delayed chest closure with skin approximation after lung transplant in oversized graft. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, 16(1), 107-109. https://doi.org/10.6002/ect.2015.0309