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Title: Pericardial flap-plasty for protection of the tracheal anastomosis in heart-lung transplantation
Authors: Haverich, A.
Frimpong-Boateng, K.
Wahlers, T.
Schafers, H.-J.
Keywords: EMTREE medical terms: anastomosis; heart lung transplantation; human; short survey; surgery; trachea
MeSH: Adult; Anastomosis, Surgical; Child, Preschool; Female; Fibrin Tissue Adhesive; Heart-Lung Transplantation; Human; Male; Metronidazole; Neomycin; Surgical Flaps; Surgical Wound Dehiscence; Surgical Wound Infection; Trachea
Issue Date: 1989
Citation: Haverich, A., Frimpong-Boateng, K., Wahlers, T., & Schafers, H. -. (1989). Pericardial flap-plasty for protection of the tracheal anastomosis in heart-lung transplantation. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 4(2), 136-139
Abstract: Infection or dehiscence of the tracheal anastomosis remains a dreaded and almost always fatal complication following heart-lung transplantation (HLTX). A technique of pericardial flap-plasty combined with application of fibrin sealant and topical antibiotics was developed and applied in three patients undergoing HLTX. The method allows for safe protection of the anastomosis even in the presence of severe ischemia and partial necrosis of the donor trachea at the same time avoiding laparotomy for mobilization of the omentum.
ISSN: 08860440
Appears in Collections:Department of Anaesthetics 9

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