Successful repair of tracheal dehiscence after heart-lung transplantation

Marc P. Pelletier, Michael Coady, Shazad Ahmed, Jennifer Lamb, Bruce A. Reitz, Robert C. Robbins

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Tracheal dehiscence remains one of the most feared complications after heart-lung transplantation because of its nearly universal fatality rate. Drawing on experiences from the tracheal reconstruction and the lung transplantation literature, we report the successful repair of tracheal dehiscence, after heart-lung transplantation, with an intercostal muscle flap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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