Ukrainian doctors for the first time performed transplantation of lungs

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Ukrainian doctors for the first time performed a very complicated operation of lungs transplantation.

As the press-service of the National Institute of Surgery and Tranplantology n.a. A.A. Shalimov reported, stages of the operation of the Ukraine’s first transplantation of lungs lasted more than 26 hours.

More than 50 professionals of the Institute participated in the historical operation, during which lower lobes of lungs were transplanted to a 29 year old female patient from the living donors – her mother and father.

The doctors emphasized that transplantation of lungs is a highlyspecialized method of treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, mucoviscidosis, idiopatic lung hypertension etc. and in most cases lungs from dead donor are transplanted.

“Operation on lungs transplantation from living donors, which are conducted in the case of absence of the dead donor’s organ, are extremely complicated and demand the highest surgical professionalism and accurate organization of the whole transplantology process”, it was explained in the Institute.

Earlier Olga Bogomolets, the Head of the Parliament Committee on Health, reported that on April 12th the doctors from the National Institute of Surgery and Tranplantology n.a. A.A. Shalimov of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine for the first time in Ukraine performed lungs transplantation. She also noted that more than 1 thousand patients in Ukraine need transplantation of lungs or lung-heart organ-complex.

National Institute of Surgery and Tranplantology n.a. A.A. Shalimov of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine is an academical member of the Association of Cryobanks of the umbilical cord blood, other human tissues and cells.
Source: http://nv.ua/

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