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Lung transplant - series—Indication



Lung transplants may be recommended for patients with severe lung disease such as:

  • Permanent enlargement of air sacs (alveoli) with loss of ability to completely exhale (emphysema)
  • Hereditary lung blockages (cystic fibrosis)
  • Long-term (chronic) infections (sarcoidosis)
  • Permanent scarring and thickening of lung tissue (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)

Review Date 4/16/2023

Updated by: Mary C. Mancini, MD, PhD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Shreveport, LA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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