Management Strategies for Pulmonary Vein Thrombosis Following Single Lung Transplantation

Aamir S. Shah, Robert E. Michler, Robert J. Downey, David W. Leibowitz, Shunichi Homma, Craig R. Smith

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ABSTRACT Pulmonary vein thrombosis following lung transplantation is an infrequently reported and often fatal vascular complication. Two cases of early pulmonary vein thrombosis following single lung transplantation are described. Both patients underwent surgical thrombectomy and anastomotic reconstruction following institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, but died of multiorgan failure within 5 days of diagnosis. The efficacy of transesophageal echocardiography as a diagnostic modality, as well as medical and surgical management strategies for thrombectomy, are discussed. 1995 Futura Publishing Company, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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