Title: Bilateral lobar lung transplantation--the first two cases in Belgium
Authors: Stamenkovic, S ×
Van Raemdonck, Dirk
Verleden, Geert
Dupont, Lieven
Coosemans, Willy
Decker, Georges
De Leyn, Paul
Nafteux, Philippe
Lerut, Antoon #
Issue Date: 2007
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:107 issue:2 pages:201-4
Abstract: In the last twenty years lung transplantation has become an established treatment for end-stage lung failure refractory to medical management. Over this time, better short and long-term results have been achieved due to improvements in organ procurement, perfusion and preservation strategies, newer immunosuppressant regimes and better post-transplant care. The limiting factor for the number of lung transplantation procedures performed is the shortage of available donor organs. This results in longer waiting times for listed patients, with a substantially increased risk of dying prior to transplantation, especially in the paediatric population. Several surgical strategies have evolved to overcome the donor shortage, with lobar transplantation becoming a viable alternative. We describe our initial experience with two young patients with end-stage cystic fibrosis (CF) who required lung transplantation. Given their small size it was not possible to transplant an entire lung from an adult donor in each hemithorax. We describe lobar transplantation as a technique used to overcome this, in the first such operation in Belgium.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Thoracic Surgery
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