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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 462–466 | Cite as

Successful Recanalization of a Complete Lobar Bronchial Stenosis in a Lung Transplant Patient Using a Combined Percutaneous and Bronchoscopic Approach

  • Roberto MiragliaEmail author
  • Patrizio Vitulo
  • Luigi Maruzzelli
  • Gaetano Burgio
  • Settimo Caruso
  • Alessandro Bertani
  • Adriana Callari
  • Angelo Luca
Case Report

Abstract

Airway stenosis is a major complication after lung transplantation that is usually managed with a combination of interventional endoscopic techniques, including endobronchial debridement, balloon dilation, and stent placement. Herein, we report a successful case of recanalization of a complete stenosis of the right middle lobe bronchus in a lung transplant patient, by using a combined percutaneous–bronchoscopic approach after the failure of endobronchial debridement.

Keywords

Non-vascular interventions Recanalization Lung 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Roberto Miraglia, Patrizio Vitulo, Luigi Maruzzelli, Gaetano Burgio, Settimo Caruso, Alessandro Bertani, Adriana Callari, and Angelo Luca declare no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

The procedure performed in this study was in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patient included in the study.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Miraglia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrizio Vitulo
    • 2
  • Luigi Maruzzelli
    • 1
  • Gaetano Burgio
    • 3
  • Settimo Caruso
    • 1
  • Alessandro Bertani
    • 4
  • Adriana Callari
    • 2
  • Angelo Luca
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Service, Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic ServicesMediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (ISMETT)PalermoItaly
  2. 2.Pulmonology Unit, Department for the Treatment and Study of Cardiothoracic Diseases and Cardiothoracic TransplantationMediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (ISMETT)PalermoItaly
  3. 3.Operating Room Service, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareMediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (ISMETT)PalermoItaly
  4. 4.Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Department for the Treatment and Study of Cardiothoracic Diseases and Cardiothoracic TransplantationMediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies (ISMETT)PalermoItaly

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