Lung Transplant for Cystic Fibrosis
Reference Lung transplant Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window is an option for a few people who have severe lung problems that are caused by Reference cystic fibrosis Opens New Window. The procedure removes the diseased lungs and replaces them with healthy lungs from a recently deceased donor.
Sometimes a procedure called a living-donor lobar lung transplant is performed while a person is waiting for a full lung transplant. In this procedure, the lower section (lobe) of one lung in each of two living donors (who may be related or unrelated to the person who has cystic fibrosis) is transplanted into the person who has cystic fibrosis. Because this complicated transplant involves two living donors, it is performed less often than other kinds of lung transplants.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 15, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susanna McColley, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology