Lung transplantation at the University of Lund 1990-1995. Analysis of the first 39 consecutive patients

Leif Eriksson, Stig Steen, Bansi Koul, Lena Mared, Jan Otto Solem

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Between 1990 and 1995 39 patients were lung transplanted at the University Hospital in Lund. This is a retrospective review of survival and lung function in these patients. There were 17 single-lung transplants (SLT), 21 double-lung transplants (DLT) and 1 heart-lung transplant (HLT). Seven patients died during the period, giving an overall survival of 82%. One-year survival according to Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was 87%, and 2-year survival was 83%. Vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) 1 year after transplantation were 91% and 100% of predicted, respectively, in the DLT group and 60% and 50% in the SLT group. Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) developed in 11 of the 35 patients (31%) surviving more than 6 months, 2/21 in the DLT group and 8/13 in the SLT group and in the patient with HLT. The median time until detection of BOS was 11 months after the operation (range 6-18 months). Working capacity 1 year after transplantation was 60% of predicted in the DLT group and 47% of predicted in the SLT group. Ventilatory capacity was no longer function limiting. Lung transplantation today is a therapeutic option with a good medium-term survival and good functional results in selected patients with severe lung disease.
Sidor (från-till)23-28
TidskriftScandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
StatusPublished - 1998

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Lungmedicin och allergi
  • Kirurgi
  • Kardiologi


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