The past, present, and future of lung transplantation.

  title={The past, present, and future of lung transplantation.},
  author={Frederick L. Grover and David Fullerton and Martin R. Zamora and Christopher Mills and Bill Ackerman and David B. Badesch and Joelle Morgan Brown and David N. Campbell and Paul M Chetham and Avninder Dhaliwal and M J Diercks and T L Kinnard and K Niejadlik and Mel Ochs},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={173 6},
BACKGROUND The history of lung transplantation from the first human transplant performed in 1963 to the present is reviewed with particular focus on the added challenges because of the contaminated bronchus, exposure of the graft to airborne organisms, the poor blood supply to the bronchus, and the problem of reperfusion pulmonary edema. METHODS The technical aspects of single and double sequential lung transplantation are reviewed, as are the current indications for single, double sequential… CONTINUE READING