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Double lung transplant. Is this possible? What is the success rate?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

It has been possible for several years thanks to the discovery of Cyclosporine and pioneering efforts of dr.Bruce reitz of stanford u.
And dr. Joel cooper from canada then at washington u in st. Louis, barnes jewish back in the 80's. Double lung transplant can be done one at a time thru anterior thoracotomies, both same day, or en block. Depending on lung allocation score. Cpb may be needed 10-20%.

In brief: Yes

It has been possible for several years thanks to the discovery of Cyclosporine and pioneering efforts of dr.Bruce reitz of stanford u.
And dr. Joel cooper from canada then at washington u in st. Louis, barnes jewish back in the 80's. Double lung transplant can be done one at a time thru anterior thoracotomies, both same day, or en block. Depending on lung allocation score. Cpb may be needed 10-20%.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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