Pulmonary vein thrombosis treated successfully by thrombectomy after bilateral sequential lung transplantation

Report of a case

Itaru Nagahiro*, Matthew Horton, Michael Wilson, Jayme Bennetts, Philip Spratt, Allan R. Glanville

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We report the case of a 35-year-old man in whom an acute pulmonary vein thrombosis developed following bilateral sequential lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis. The thrombus was detected by transesophageal echocardiography 12h after transplantation and an emergency thrombectomy was successfully performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Lung transplantation
  • Pulmonary vein thrombosis
  • Thrombectomy

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