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How successful are lung transplant surgeries?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Survival data
Very good at 1 year with average us survival of 90 percent.
This falls to 50 percent at five years and 10 percent survival at 10 years. That said there are patients who have lived twenty plus years after a lung transplant.

In brief: Survival data
Very good at 1 year with average us survival of 90 percent.
This falls to 50 percent at five years and 10 percent survival at 10 years. That said there are patients who have lived twenty plus years after a lung transplant.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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In brief: Very successful
When one considers that lung recipients have no other real alternative for survival they are very successful.
Currently the 1, 5, and 10 year patient survival after deceased donor lung transplant is 83%, 53% and 27%. These figures a several % lower that other solid organs such as kidney and liver, but they are slowly improving.

In brief: Very successful
When one considers that lung recipients have no other real alternative for survival they are very successful.
Currently the 1, 5, and 10 year patient survival after deceased donor lung transplant is 83%, 53% and 27%. These figures a several % lower that other solid organs such as kidney and liver, but they are slowly improving.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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