Combined heart and single-lung transplantation in complex congenital heart disease

James I. Fann*, Michael K. Wilson, James Theodore, Bruce A. Reitz

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We present a patient with a history of tricuspid and pulmonary atresia who underwent a classic Glenn shunt and a Potts shunt during childhood, resulting in different right and left pulmonary physiology. Because of progression of cardiopulmonary disease and the fact that the right lung was 'protected,' the patient underwent combined heart-left single-lung transplantation. The postoperative course was uneventful. Potential early and late advantages of this approach include simplifying of the operative procedure and mitigating the potential effects of obliterative bronchiolitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-825
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes

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