Bilateral diaphragm paralysis following lung transplantation and cardiac surgery in a 17-year-old

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-712
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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