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Lung transplant - series

Indication

Indication

Overview

Lung transplants may be recommended for patients with severe lung disease such as:

  • permanent enlargement of air sacs (alveoli) with loss of ability to completely exhale (emphysema)
  • hereditary lung blockages (cystic fibrosis)
  • long-term (chronic) infections (sarcoidosis)
  • permanent scarring and thickening of lung tissue (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)

Update Date 5/4/2011

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