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Donated left lung can be transplanted in place of right lung, IPF case study suggests

from Pulmonary Fibrosis News

Surgeons were able to successfully transplant a donor’s left lung into the right side of a patient’s lung cavity, according to a case report of a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — suggesting that this technique can be used under challenging situations in which donor lungs are not available. The study reporting the results, titled “Right single lung transplantation using an inverted left donor lung: interposition of pericardial conduit for pulmonary venous anastomosis – a case report,” was published in the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine. more

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