Separate Extraction of Cardiac and Pulmonary Grafts from a Single Organ Donor

T. R. Todd, M. Goldberg, A. Koshal, A. Menkis, J. Boychuk, G. A. Patterson, J. D. Cooper

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Abstract

The scarcity of multiple-organ donors for perfused organ transplantation requires cooperation between various transplanting teams to maximize organ retrieval. We have developed a technique for the extraction of a cardiac and separate pulmonary graft from the same donor. These grafts can then be successfully implanted into two separate recipients. Our experience with 9 successful extractions and implantations is recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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