Do mature pulmonary lobes grow after transplantation into an immature recipient?

BACKGROUND The use of reduced-size adult lung transplants could help solve the profound pediatric donor lung shortage. However, adequate long-term function of the mature grafts requires growth in proportion to the recipient's development. METHODS Mature left lower lobes from adult mini-pigs (age: 7 months; mean body weight: 30 kg) were transplanted into… CONTINUE READING