ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Volume : 43 Issue : 6 Year : 2021
Future of Lung Transplantation in Turkey [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(6): 523-529 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2021.35902

Future of Lung Transplantation in Turkey

Muhammet Ali Beyoğlu1, Hülya Yiğit Özay2, Sema Turan2, Erdal Yekeler1
1Department of General Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation, Ankara City Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara City Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

Lung transplantation significantly improves the quality of life and survival in end-stage lung diseases. Successful lung transplantation has been performed only for 35 years. Despite the increase in the number of lung transplants in recent years, the difference between potential recipient candidates and the number of lung transplants increases further. In Turkey, which has significant experience in other solid-organ transplantations, lung transplantation has only been routinely applied in the last decade. In this review, the history of lung transplantation in Turkey, current situation, and prospects will be discussed.

Keywords: Donors, Organ donation, Lung transplantation.

Muhammet Ali Beyoğlu, Hülya Yiğit Özay, Sema Turan, Erdal Yekeler. Future of Lung Transplantation in Turkey. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(6): 523-529

Corresponding Author: Muhammet Ali Beyoğlu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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