Right lower lobectomy for pulmonary infarction before orthotopic heart transplantation.


Journal Article

A 39-year-old potential heart transplant recipient had a right lower lobe infiltrate and on pulmonary angiography was found to have an embolous to the common basilar artery. This was successfully managed by a right lower lobectomy, after aggressive medical management failed. The patient was treated postoperatively with antibiotics and subsequently underwent orthotopic heart transplantation. At 1 year after transplant the patient has no evidence of cardiac or pulmonary insufficiency.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Loria, KM; Salinger, MH; Frohlich, TG; Arentzen, CE; Alexander, JC; Anderson, RW

Published Date

  • March 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 325 - 328

PubMed ID

  • 2031933

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2031933

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1053-2498


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States