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Successful Lung Transplantation From a Donor Who Had Recovered From Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Pneumonia.

Authors
  • Kim, Hye-Jin1
  • Shin, Dong Hoon2
  • Cho, Woo Hyun3
  • Kim, Dohyung4
  • Yeo, Hye Ju5
  • 1 Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 3 Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 4 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 5 Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea; Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [email protected] , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of thoracic surgery
Publication Date
May 01, 2022
Volume
113
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.06.045
PMID: 34297992
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

During the present coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, transplantation of donor lungs using patients with a history of COVID-19 infection is a critical issue. Donor-derived virus infection and graft dysfunction are possible after transplantation. However use of such lungs could save the lives of patients requiring emergency transplantation. We successfully transplanted lungs from a brain-dead donor who had recovered from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 into a severe respiratory failure patient supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation who needed an emergency transplant. At the 3-month follow-up our patient showed no evidence of COVID-19 transmission or graft dysfunction. Copyright © 2022 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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