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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Experimental and Clinical Transplantation|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2018|
- donor-recipient matching
- oversized lung graft
- reperfusion-related edema