Single lung transplantation from a brain-dead donor for a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A breakthrough after new legislation in Japan.

S. Miyoshi, M. Minami, M. Ohta, M. Okumura, S. Takeda, H. Matsuda

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Abstract

Two single lung transplants from a single cadaveric donor were successfully conducted at 2 institutions on March 29, 2000, the first such procedure in Japan under newly introduced legislation. Our patient was a 48-year-old woman with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis who underwent left single-lung transplantation under cardiopulmonary support. The donor lung was preserved in 4 degrees C modified Euro-Collins solution. Total ischemic time was 5 hours and 37 minutes. The postoperative course was uneventful. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 62 with satisfactory respiratory function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-403
Number of pages6
JournalThe Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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