Lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis: consensus conference statement

Chest. 1998 Jan;113(1):217-26. doi: 10.1378/chest.113.1.217.


The first successful heart-lung and lung transplant operations in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients were performed in 1983 and 1987, respectively. Lung transplantation is now available at dozens of centers in North America, Europe, and Australia. Recent technical developments and the major limitations of donor organ availability prompted the CF Foundation to sponsor a meeting of 37 experts to evaluate the state of the art in lung transplantation for CF, highlighting areas of consensus, practice variations, and controversy. This document summarizes the work of that group.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications
  • Cystic Fibrosis / mortality
  • Cystic Fibrosis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation* / adverse effects
  • Lung Transplantation* / methods
  • Lung Transplantation* / trends
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality
  • Registries
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / mortality
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / surgery
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Survival Rate
  • Tissue Donors