Right lower lobe autotransplantation for locally advanced central lung cancer

Yui Watanabe, Masami Sato, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Aya Harada, Toshiyuki Nagata, Goichi Yotsumoto, Yutaka Imoto, Yoshinori Okada, Takashi Kondo

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A 44-year-old man with locally advanced central lung cancer was treated by right lower lobe lung autotransplantation after pneumonectomy using an extracellular phosphate-buffered solution for cold lung preservation. The advantage of the ex vivo operation made it possible to perform safe and definitive cancer resection without massive bleeding. Cold lung preservation brought some advantages, such as reducing the risk of ischemia-reperfusion injury compared with warm ischemia and allowing enough time to achieve microscopically negative margins. The patient returned to normal life with minimum loss of pulmonary reserve and no recurrence of lung cancer for 6 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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