What are the indications for lung transplantation?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Aliya N Husain, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Philip T Cagle, MD  more...
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The main indications for single-lung transplantation, as reported by ISHLT 2018, include the following:

Bilateral lung transplantation is indicated for CF (99.5%), A1ATD (94.0%), followed by ILD-not IIP (80.6%), COPD (78.6%)  and IIP (66.0%). [1, 2]


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