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An Unidentified Endobronchial Object in a Newly Transplanted Lung

Pons, Antoine MD*; Felten, Marie-Louise MD*; Bonnette, Pierre MD; Salley, Nicolas MD; Colchen-Personne, Arlette MD; Fischler, Marc MD*

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000044
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A fiberoptic examination is recommended at the end of lung transplantation for bronchial toilet and to check the bronchial anastomoses. This procedure permitted detection of a 10 × 4-mm piece of plastic of unknown origin in the left lingular bronchus and suggests that bronchoscopy should be performed before implanting the transplanted lung.

From the Departments of *Anesthesiology and Thoracic Surgery, Hôpital Foch, University Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, Suresnes, France.

Antoine Pons, MD, is currently affiliated with Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière, University Paris VI, Paris, France.

Accepted for publication February 21, 2014.

Funding: Support was provided solely by the institution.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Marc Fischler, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Hôpital Foch, 40 rue Worth, 92151 Suresnes, France. Address e-mail to m.fischler@hopital-foch.org.

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