Simultaneous bilateral lobar lung transplantation: one donor serves two recipients

Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep;96(3):e69-71. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.02.062.


Lung transplantation is an accepted therapy in selected patients with end-stage lung disease. However, there is a shortage of suitable donor organs, in particular for small or pediatric patients. Simultaneous bilateral lobar lung transplantation derived from one large donor into two small recipients is reported. The upper lobes were transplanted into the smaller female recipient, and the middle and right lower lobe and left lower lobe were transplanted into the male recipient.

Keywords: 12.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cadaver
  • Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Lung / anatomy & histology*
  • Lung / surgery
  • Lung Transplantation / methods*
  • Male
  • Organ Size
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sampling Studies
  • Tissue Donors
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome