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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

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STOLF, Noedir A. G. et al. Pulmonary resection after orthotopic heart transplantation. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2000, vol.15, n.1, pp.66-71. ISSN 1678-9741.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to present and discuss the clinical evolution of 2 patients who after orthotopic heart transplantation presented complicated pulmonary infection, resulting in the formation of abscess. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In both cases lobectomy was indicated due to failure to respond to conventional clinical treatment. At operation classical rules of pulmonary resection were strictly adhered to avoid the appearance of bronchopleural fistulas. RESULTS: The patients presented a good postoperative course with definitive resolution of infections and at follow-up are in stable condition.

Keywords : Heart transplantation [effect adverse]; Lung abscess [surgery]; Pneumonectomy; Graft rejection [etiology].

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