Lung transplantation: A rational vision

Alon Yellin*

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The number of lung transplantation cases has steadily risen since it was first successfully performed in 1981 in Stanford. However, the annual rate has plateaued and even decreased slightly between 1994 and 1995, owing to the shortage in organ donors. This is reflected in the length of the waiting time in all transplantation programs. In Israel, Hadassah Medical Center and Sheba Medical Center have both successfully performed heart-lung transplantations, and more operations are expected to be performed in the future as the technology becomes safer and more refined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)[d]318-320
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes


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