Current aspects of lung transplantation in eastern countries and Japan

Ichiro Yoshino, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Seiichi Fukuyama, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Toshifumi Kameyama, Atsushi Osoegawa, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Approximately 1,500 lung transplantations are performed as an established treatment for progressive benign pulmonary diseases in Eastern countries. In Japan, however, lung transplantation has just started after a long dark period since the transplant law had become effective in October, 1997. Until today, 33 patients underwent lung transplantation, of whom 13 were received from brain death donors and 20 from living donors. For the patients in Kyushu, this therapeutic modality would be also expected in this district.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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