[Lung re-transplantation using lobes from living-donors].

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Abstract

Although the demand of organ re-transplantation has increased, the organ shortage from brain-dead donor raises an ethical controversy about the fairness of organ allocation for re-transplantation. Living donor lobar lung transplantation has become an alternative therapeutic option to brain-dead donor lung transplantation for not only pediatric but also adult patients. Lung re-transplantation using lobes from living donors have the potential to alleviate the ethical problems. This review focused on indications, surgical techniques, perioperative care and postoperative follow-up of living donor lobar lung re-transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-734
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume66
Issue number8 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

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  • Medicine(all)

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