J Korean Med Sci.  2018 Oct;33(43):e282. 10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e282.

The First Living-Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation in Korea: a Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sipark@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Organ Transplantation Center, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Anesthesiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 5Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 6Department of Infectious Diseases, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 7Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Lung transplantation is the only treatment for end-stage lung disease, but the problem of donor shortage is unresolved issue. Herein, we report the first case of living-donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT) in Korea. A 19-year-old woman patient with idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension received her father's right lower lobe and her mother's left lower lobe after pneumonectomy of both lungs in 2017. The patient has recovered well and is enjoying normal social activity. We think that LDLLT could be an alternative approach to deceased donor lung transplantation to overcome the shortage of lung donors.

Keyword

Lung Transplantation; Living Donor; Lobar Lung Transplantation
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