Alternative Technique for Salvage of Donor Lungs With Insufficient Atrial Cuffs

William M. Yarbrough, Michael J. Bates, Tobias Deuse, Daniel G. Tang, Robert C. Robbins, Bruce A. Reitz, Hari R. Mallidi

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Inadequate left atrial cuff surrounding donor pulmonary veins may present a technical challenge for successful lung transplantation. A simple technique for construction of venous anastomoses during lung transplantation when donor atrial cuff is lacking involves circumferential incorporation of surrounding donor pericardium into the anastomosis without directly suturing or augmenting donor venous structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1374-1376
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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