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Table 1 Previous reports of bronchial dehiscence following lung transplantation.

From: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator as a bridge to successful surgical repair of bronchopleural fistula following bilateral sequential lung transplantation: a case report and review of literature

Reference Total no. of lung transplants Total no. of anastomoses Total no. of airway complications No. of bronchial dehiscence
Kshettry V R [1] 102 (77 SLT, 25 BSLT) 127 19 (15%)* 3 (2.3%)*
Alvarez A [3] 100 (29 SLT, 61 BSLT) 151 8 (5.3%)* 1(0.6%)*
Ruttmann E [4] 81 (29 SLT, 48 BSLT) 125 16 (12.8%)* 1(0.8%)*
Van de Wauwer C [5] 232 (102 SLT, 130 BSLT) 362 57 (15.7%)* 29 (8.0 %)*
  1. SLT: Single lung transplant, BSLT: Bilateral sequential lung transplant.
  2. * denotes the percentage of complications in total anastomoses.