J Chest Surg.  2022 Aug;55(4):307-312. 10.5090/jcs.22.054.

Technical Aspects of Lung Transplantation: Adverse Events and Circumstances

  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Medical Research Institute of Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea
  • 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea


Adverse events or emergency situations that are unacceptable in the context of lung trans plantation may occur during the procedure. These adverse events and circumstances are not problems that are caused by insufficient experience or can be solved by increasing surgical experience. The purpose of this review is to describe the adverse events and circumstances that occur during lung transplantation and to identify an appropriate surgical approach through an analysis of case reports in the global literature.


Lung transplantation; Adverse event; Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return; Trachea bronchus
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