Article Abstract

Single-lung and double-lung transplantation: technique and tips

Authors: Lucile Gust, Xavier-Benoit D’Journo, Geoffrey Brioude, Delphine Trousse, Stephanie Dizier, Christophe Doddoli, Marc Leone, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas


The first successful single-lung and double-lung transplantations were performed in the eighties. Since then both surgical and anesthesiological management have improved. The aim of this paper is to describe the surgical technique of lung transplantation: from the anesthesiological preparation, to the explantation and implantation of the lung grafts, and the preparation of the donor lungs. We will also describe the main surgical complications after lung transplantation and their management. Each step of the surgical procedure will be illustrated with photos and videos.