Unusual case of a vanishing bronchus of the left allograft in a lung transplant recipient

Ann Thorac Med. 2013 Oct;8(4):229-30. doi: 10.4103/1817-1737.118495.


We present an interesting case of a complete vanishing of the left main bronchus in a lung transplant recipient who had a successful outcome due to acute respiratory support with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in order to perform airway dilation.

Keywords: Acute; extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; left main bronchus; lung transplantation; vanishing; venovenous.

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  • Case Reports