ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
One case, two “firsts”: first successful double lung and first pediatric lung transplantation in Turkey
Mustafa Özbaran1, Kutsal Turhan2, Tahir Yağdı1, Figen Gülen3, Coşkun Özcan4, Çağatay Engin1, Levent Midyat3, Ufuk Çağırıcı2, Deniz Nart5, Sanem Nalbantgil6, Esen Demir3, Remziye Tanaç3, Fatma Aşkar7
1Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
2Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
3Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
4Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
5Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
6Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
7Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
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.
Keywords : Bronchiolitides, emphysema; exudative; lung transplantation
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