Recipient Airway Bronchoplasty for Donor "Pig Bronchus"

Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar;109(3):e193-e194. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.100. Epub 2019 Aug 24.


Dissemination of surgical techniques to manage rare donor airway anomalies may improve outcomes after lung transplantation. This report describes a case of an unsuspected donor tracheal bronchus that was successfully managed with a native right mainstem bronchoplasty.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bronchi / abnormalities*
  • Bronchi / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Tissue Donors
  • Trachea / abnormalities*