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Lung transplantation: Procedure and postoperative management

Marcelo Cypel, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Tom Waddell, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Shaf Keshavjee, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Section Editor
Elbert P Trulock, MD
Deputy Editor
Helen Hollingsworth, MD


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

Single lung transplantation (SLT)

Bilateral lung transplantation (BLT)

Cadaveric lobar transplants (CLT)

Transplantation of lobes from living related donors

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