One-year follow-up results on Japan's first bilateral living-donor lobar lung transplantation concern a 24-year-old woman who had become ventilator-dependent due to severe bronchiectasis associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia. Surgery was conducted using her sister's right lower lobe and her mother's left lower lobe. Total forced vital capacity of the 2 transplanted lobes was 51.7% of the recipient's predicted forced vital capacity. One-year after transplantation, her forced vital capacity was 2,160 ml--73.2% of her predicted forced vital capacity. The recipient's sister's decrease in forced vital capacity was 410 ml and that of her mother 440 ml. The recipient and donors have since returned to normal, unrestricted lives.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine