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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 229-230

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


1 Department of Pediatrics; Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Cardiopulmonary Failure and Transplant Programs, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA
3 Department of Cardiopulmonary Failure and Transplant Programs; The Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion, The Heart Center Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
4 Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Department of Cardiopulmonary Failure and Transplant Programs; Columbus, OH, USA

Correspondence Address:
Don Hayes
The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.118495

PMID: 24250738

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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.


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