Lung Transplant and Outcomes: A Single-Center Experience

Iskander Al-Githmi
2012 Surgical Science  
Lung transplant is the preferred treatment for several end-stage pulmonary diseases. The first successful human lung transplant was performed by the Toronto Group in 1983 [1]. Objectives: This article discusses our initial experience with single and double lung transplant. Study Design: A retrospective analysis was done on 11 consecutive lung transplants for end-stage pulmonary diseases performed at our institution between 2008 and 2010. Materials and Methods: Major indications were idiopathic
more » ... ns were idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (n = 6), bronchiectasis (n = 2), primary pulmonary hypertension (n = 1), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (n = 1), and scleroderma (n = 1). Results: Two patients (18.2%) died within 30 days of surgery. One-and 2-year survival rates for the recipients were 81.8% and 72.7%. Sepsis caused the deaths of 2 recipients. Conclusions: Although sepsis and chronic rejection limit the benefits, lung transplant gives many patients with end-stage pulmonary disease the ability for a better quality of life.
doi:10.4236/ss.2012.36062 fatcat:ndfoh7xtgngmzg2zrmhgf6ui6e