Indexed on: 26 Jun '07Published on: 26 Jun '07Published in: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Impaired wound healing problems constitute a frequent severe adverse event associated to de novo use of proliferation signal inhibitors sirolimus or everolimus in kidney, heart, and lung transplantation. No published experience on the best practice to manage these drugs in patients scheduled for elective thoracic surgery is available. Herein we present a renal allograft recipient with recurrent cutaneous neoplasia who was maintained on everolimus plus prednisone undergoing aortic valve replacement. Although the most advisable practice may be everolimus withdrawal during the perioperative period, everolimus was maintained with transient dose decrease without any wound healing problem.