Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2006 Nov;39(11):822-827.

The 10 Years Experience of Lung Transplantation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. hcpaik@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University, Korea.
  • 3Vascular Center, Daehang Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation is a definitive therapy for a variety of end stage lung diseases. Since 1996, we have performed thirteen cases of lung transplantation including two retransplantations, and we analyzed the outcomes, complications, and survivals of these patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of thirteen cases from July, 1996 to July, 2005. RESULT: During the period, 11 patients had undergone 13 lung and heart-lung transplantations, and two patients had retransplantation due to allograft failure. Mean age of recipients were 45.2+/-10.7 years (range, 25~59). Early complications were bleeding, reperfusion injury, and infection and late complications were mainly infection and post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disease. Excluding the operative mortality, the mean survival period was 16.5 months (2~60 months). Two retransplantations had been performed 2 weeks and 13 months after single lung transplantations.
CONCLUSION
In order to achieve long term survival, early detection of complications and proper treatment in addition to surgical skills are necessary, and these efforts can promote better lung transplantation programs in the near future.

Keyword

Lung transplantation; Complication; Reperfusion injury

MeSH Terms

Allografts
Heart-Lung Transplantation
Hemorrhage
Humans
Lung Diseases
Lung Transplantation*
Lung*
Medical Records
Mortality
Reperfusion Injury
Retrospective Studies
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