Simultaneous lung and liver transplantation was performed in Japan

Simultaneous lung and liver transplantation was performed in Japan

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The world's first lung and liver transplantation from living donors was performed in Japan

For the first time in the world, simultaneous transplantation of lungs and liver from living donors was performed at Kyoto University Hospital. The patient was a 10-year-old boy.

In Japan, doctors performed the world's first simultaneous transplantation of lungs and liver from living donors. This is reported by The Japan Times.

It is known that the patient was a 10-year-old boy with a genetic disease. He received part of his parents' lungs and part of his grandfather's liver.

The child had congenital dyskeratosis – a genetic disease that is accompanied by abnormal skin development, damage to the mucous membranes, bone marrow failure and a tendency to malignant neoplasms.

At the age of two, the boy developed aplastic anemia – the bone marrow stopped producing a sufficient number of blood cells. And at the age of 4, he received a bone marrow transplant from his sister.

He later developed cirrhosis of the liver, a condition in which the arteries and veins of the lungs were connected, making him unable to absorb oxygen.

So two and a half months after the transplant, the boy was able to walk without an oxygen tank. A month later, he was discharged from the hospital for further recovery.

Earlier it was reported that the first heart transplant took place in Poltava.

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