Lung transplantation: Procedure and postoperative management

INTRODUCTION

Over the past decade, lung transplantation has become an increasingly important mode of therapy for patients with a variety of end-stage lung diseases [1]. Four types of transplant procedures are generally available [2]:

Single lung transplantation (SLT)

Bilateral lung transplantation (BLT)

Transplantation of lobes from living related donors

Heart-lung transplantation (HLT)

                       

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