The medical team of Kyoto University Hospital (Western Japan) announced today that they have successfully implemented The first lung transplant from a living donor to a patient with severe lung damage caused by Covid-19.
The patient is a woman who contracted pneumonia after contracting the coronavirus at the end of last yearAccording to the above-mentioned center in a statement, he assisted in breathing after his lungs were infected by the virus.
A medical team composed of about 30 experts performed the transplant on the eve, Since then, the patient’s condition has progressed well.
The patient has tested negative for coronavirus and has been on assisted breathing for three months. It is expected to be After being discharged from the hospital within two months, he can lead a normal life in another month.
The donor is the husband and son of the patient, They donated parts of the left and right lungs respectively.
According to Kyoto University Hospital The living donor successfully performed the world’s first such operation.
There used to be dozens of Lung transplantation from brain-dead donors, But none of these features, the Japanese hospital indicated in its description.