Challenges and considerations in anaesthetic management of patients with past double lung transplant for non-pulmonary surgeries
We highlight the difficulties in managing anaesthesia for post-double lung transplantation patients undergoing non-pulmonary surgeries. These patients pose several unique challenges due to their medical history and require a comprehensive and collaborative approach to achieve a positive outcome.
We describe the case of a 38-year-old male booked for renal transplant with a past medical history of double lung transplantation due to cystic fibrosis, sleep apnoea, cystic fibrosis-associated diabetes, hypertension, sinusitis, osteoporosis, iron deficiency anaemia, spinal fractures, and recurring chest infections.
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Published CitationKumar M, Lal S, Thomas J. Challenges and considerations in anaesthetic management of patients with past double lung transplant for non-pulmonary surgeries. Ir Med J. 2023;116(6):796
Publication Date29 June 2023
- Beaumont Hospital
PublisherIrish Medical Association
- Published Version (Version of Record)