Bilateral lung transplantation from a donor with previous aortic valve surgery.

Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals

PubMedID: 25698804

Das De S, Nenekidis I, Itrakjy A, Mascaro J. Bilateral lung transplantation from a donor with previous aortic valve surgery. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2015;.
The British Transplantation Society states that previous chest surgery in a donor constitutes a contraindication to lung retrieval. In this report, we describe a case of successful bilateral lung harvest from a donor who had previously undergone aortic valve replacement. This case highlights that isolated valve surgery can be an addition to the extended donor criteria for lung retrieval and therefore increase the number of organs available for transplantation.