Lung transplantation has been established as an optional treatment for irreversible diffuse lung disease. To date, more than 8,000 patients have undergone lung transplantation, while heart-lung transplantation is confined to a very limited number of cases due to the severe shortage of donors. There are various problems in clinical lung transplantation, including limited preservation time, post-transplantation edema, acute and chronic rejection, and a shortage of donor organs. Several solutions to these problems have been found in recent experimental studies. For example, potential therapies for posttransplantation edema have been proposed, and the possibility of long-term preservation has been suggested. Research on xenotransplantation and cadaveric lung transplantation is ongoing, and this may result in options to solve the problem of the shortage of donor organs. In particular, we believe that cadaveric lung transplantation has the potential to become a clinically useful therapy in the near future.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nippon Geka Gakkai zasshi|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Nov|
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