ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Ex vivo lung perfusion in lung transplantation: a case report
Ali Yeginsu1, Merih Kalamanoğlu Balcı2, Mustafa Vayvada1, Atakan Erkılınç3, Cemal Asım Kutlu1
1Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi ve Akciğer Nakli Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anestezi ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.11111
Ex vivo l ung p erfusion i s a m ethod p erformed f or improving functions of donor lungs which are in unusable condition. Criteria which were initially good in a 29-year-old donor deteriorated in time. Partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood decreased from 310 mmHg to 230 mmHg. We decided to perform ex vivo lung perfusion before lung transplantation. Condition of lungs improved significantly with 210 minutes of ex vivo lung perfusion and partial oxygen pressure increased to 485 mmHg. Subsequently, we transplanted the lungs to a 56-year-old male receiver suffering from severe chronic obstructive lung disease.
Keywords : Donor; ex vivo lung perfusion; lung transplantation
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