Airway dehiscence after lung transplantation in a patient with cystic fibrosis

Don Hayes, Kevin W. Hatton, David J. Feola, Brian S. Murphy, Timothy W. Mullett

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The presence of resistant pathogens in the lower airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is not an absolute contraindication for lung transplantation. We describe a case in which a patient with CF died as a result of an anastomotic dehiscence, ischemia, and infection with linezolidresistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. We review infection issues during the postlung-transplant period and related anastomotic dehiscence in CF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1746-1750
Number of pages5
JournalRespiratory Care
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Airway-pressure-release ventilation
  • Anastamosis
  • Anastomotic failure
  • Anastomotic ischemia
  • Cf
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dehiscence
  • Linezolid
  • Lung transplantation
  • Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • Mrsa
  • Resistant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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