Treatment of plastic bronchitis by orthotopic heart transplantation

Jamie E. Laubisch, Diana M. Green, Peter J. Mogayzel, W. Reid Thompson

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This case illustrates the successful use of orthotopic heart transplantation for the treatment of plastic bronchitis in a 6-year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which developed 2 years after Fontan procedure. Transplantation was undertaken after he failed medical management of airway obstruction. He is currently 1-year post-cardiac transplantion and has no evidence of plastic bronchitis despite weaning of an aggressive airway clearance regimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1193-1195
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Congenital heart disease
  • Plastic bronchitis
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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