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Revista chilena de enfermedades respiratorias

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MELO T, JOEL et al. Lung transplantation in children and adolescents: Experience at Clinica Las Condes. Rev. chil. enferm. respir. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.4, pp.201-206. ISSN 0717-7348.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73482015000400004.

Objective: To assess the outcome of patients ≤ 20 years old subjected to lung transplantation. Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of these patients at Las Condes Clinic, Santiago de Chile. Results: Ten patients ≤ 20 years old have been subjected to lung transplantation. The median age at transplant was 15.8 years. The main indication was cystic fibrosis in 8 patients. The average baseline FEV1 was 31.3% of its reference value with progressive improvement in FEV1 being 76,3% after one year and 75,3% after two years, Early complications were infections and rejection. Late complications were mainly viral infections. Six patients achieved to continue their studies. Survival rate at 30 days, 1 and 5 years were 80, 70 and 58% respectively. Conclusion: Lung transplantation is an alternative for children and adolescents with advanced lung disease with acceptable results in long-term survival.

Palabras clave : Paediatric lung transplant; Cystic Fibrosis; bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome.

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