Native Lung-sparing Lobar Transplantation for Pulmonary Emphysema

Masaomi Yamane, Daisuke Okutani, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Shinichi Toyooka, Motoi Aoe, Megumi Okazaki, Yoshifumi Sano, Hiroshi Date

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The living-donor lobar lung transplantation procedure has been developed clinically as an alternative approach for patients considered too ill to await cadaveric transplantation. With this procedure, 2 lobes are implanted in the recipient in place of whole right and left lungs, respectively. However, the shortage of graft volume can be a problem when compared with full-sized cadaveric grafts. In an attempt to solve this problem, we have developed a native lobe-preserving lobar transplant technique using a large animal model. We report a first successful case of a patient undergoing native lobe-preserving lobar lung transplantation for severe pulmonary emphysema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1046-1049
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation


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