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Esophageal Perforation After Sequential Double-Lung Transplantation*

Federico Venuta, MD; Erino A. Rendina, MD; Tiziano De Giacomo, MD; Anna Maria Ciccone, MD; Edoardo Mercadante, MD; Giorgio Furio Coloni, MD
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*From the Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy.

Correspondence to: Federico Venuta, MD, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Policlinico Umberto I, Via le del Policlinico, 00100 Rome, Italy; e-mail: Fevenuta@tin.it



Chest. 2000;117(1):285-287. doi:10.1378/chest.117.1.285
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The authors report a case of esophageal perforation after sequential double-lung transplantation for bronchiectasis. This complication was probably related to the devascularization of the esophageal wall during pneumonectomy.


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