Bilateral diaphragm paralysis is a rare complication of lung transplantation. This report describes the development of chronic respiratory failure due to bilateral diaphragm paralysis following bilateral lung transplantation and closure of a patent foramen ovale. This patient required prolonged mechanical ventilation post-operatively; however, he eventually had adequate recovery of diaphragm function to wean from mechanical ventilation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine