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Krakow: First lung transplantation in Małopolska center

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published June 28, 2023 13:45

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In mid-June, a lung transplant was performed for the first time at Krakow's St. John Paul II Specialized Hospital . This is the first lung transplant center in Malopolska.

The patient is a 40-year-old woman with interstitial lung disease, which resulted in irreversible fibrosis of the organ. She had been struggling to breathe for several years. The slightest exertion was a very great difficulty. In late May, she was urgently hospitalized in the Interstitial Lung Disease and Transplantation Unit. A team led by Dr. Miroslaw Necki, MD, conducted tests, determined the severity of the disease and qualified her for lung transplantation as a life-saving procedure.

- After receiving information from the Poltransplant Coordination Center that there is a potential donor who, based on a number of imaging and biochemical tests, is optimal for our patient, there was an acceptance, which is always done as a team, i.e. a team of cardiac surgeon, pulmonologist and an...

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