Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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ISSN: 2155-6148

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Shuji Kawamoto

Dr, Department of Anesthesia, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan

  • Case Report   
    Perioperative Management of Brain-Dead Bilateral Lung Transplantation in a Patient with Kartagener Syndrome: A Case Report
    Author(s): Shuji Kawamoto*, Atsuko Shiraki, Chikashi Takeda, Tomoharu Tanaka and Kazuhiko Fukuda

    Background: Kartagener syndrome (KS) is a partial disease of primary ciliary dyskinesia with defects in the fine structure of cilia and flagella. KS is an autosomal recessive inherited disease with three major features: visceral inversion, chronic sinusitis, and bronchiectasis. Lung transplantation is an option for end-stage KS, which results in respiratory insufficiency. However, there have been few reports on perioperative management of lung transplantation in patients with KS. Case presentation: A 44-year-old female who was diagnosed with KS in infancy had tracheotomy at age 42 to prevent infection, and was placed on standby for lung transplantation under a ventilator. After a two-year wait, she underwent bilateral brain-dead lung transplantation. In parallel with induction of anesthesia, the left femoral artery and vein .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.20.11.968

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