Lung Transplantation: Aspects of Anaesthetic and Early Postoperative Management

  • J. P. Little
  • R. D. Latimer


The first isolated lung transplant occurred in 1963. Between then and 1980 some 40 procedures were carried out but the longest survivor lived only ten months after the transplant (1). Technically, the major obstacle to success was impaired healing of the bronchial anastomosis due to a poor post-implantation blood supply. Problems of infection and rejection hampered lung transplantation in common with that of other organs (2).


Acute Lung Injury Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Transplantation Ventilator Induce Lung Injury Early Extubation 
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