One case, two "firsts": first successful double lung and first pediatric lung transplantation in Turkey


Oezbaran M. , TURHAN K. , YAĞDI T. , Guelen F., Oezcan C., ENGİN Ç. , ...More

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.18, no.2, pp.145-147, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-147

Abstract

We report the first successful double-lung transplantation in all age groups as well as the first lung transplantation in the pediatric age group in our country. A 14-year-old male who was oxygen dependent for the last three years was diagnosed with septic lung disease and bronchiolitis obliterans. He was followed-up by the "heart and lung transplantation group" of our hospital for approximately one year under non-invasive mechanical ventilatory support while on the lung transplantation waiting list. A sequential double lung transplantation was performed on April 08, 2009. He is now on his 11th month postoperatively and is healthy.