Cystic fibrosis: bilateral living lobar versus cadaveric lung transplantation

Am J Med Sci. 1998 Mar;315(3):155-60. doi: 10.1097/00000441-199803000-00004.


Living donor transplantation is now an acceptable option that should be considered for selected cystic fibrosis patients with end-stage lung disease. Two lungs obtained from live donors can adequately support an adult cystic fibrosis patient. The morbidity from lobectomy to the healthy donor is minimal.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cadaver*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Living Donors*
  • Lung Transplantation / methods*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Quality of Life
  • Survival Rate