Trasplante pulmonar en niños. Aspectos específicos

Translated title of the contribution: Lung transplantation in children. Specific aspects

Antonio Moreno Galdó*, Juan Solé Montserrat, Antonio Roman Broto

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Abstract

Lung transplantation has become in recent years a therapeutic option for infantswith terminal lung disease with similar results to transplantation in adults.In Spain, since 1996 114 children lung transplants have been performed; this corresponds to3.9% of the total transplant number.The most common indication in children is cystic fibrosis, which represents between 70-80% of the transplants performed in adolescents. In infants common indications areinterstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension.In most children a sequential double lung transplant is performed, generally with the help ofextracorporeal circulation. Lung transplantation in children presents special challenges in monitoring and follow-up, especially in infants, given the difficulty in assessing lung function and performing transbronchial biopsies.There are some more specific complications in children like postransplant lymphoproliferative syndrome or a greater severity of respiratory virus infections After lung transplantation children usually experiment a very important improvement in their quality of life. Eighty eight per cent of children have no limitations in their activity after 3 years of transplantation.According to the registry of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) survival at 5 years of transplantation is 54% and at 10 years is around 35%.

Translated title of the contributionLung transplantation in children. Specific aspects
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalArchivos de Bronconeumologia
Volume49
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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