What is the prevalence of lung transplantation-related pathology?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Aliya N Husain, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Philip T Cagle, MD  more...
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The Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) monitors and reports statistics on clinical lung transplantation. Data accrued between through June 30, 2017 show a total of 67,260 lung transplantations (64,803 in adults; 2,436 in children) from centers around the world, [1, 2]  whereas between 1989 and 2009, there were a total of 32,652 reported globally to the ISHLT, and in 2010, 3,519 lung transplantation procedures were reported. [3]

In the ISLHT 2018 report, lung transplantation–related pathology between 2004 and 2017, specifically acute rejection, was reported to affect a little over 30% of lung transplant recipients within the first postoperative year. [1, 2]


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