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Jornal de Pediatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4782
CAMARGO, José J.. Lung transplant in children. J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) [online]. 2002, vol.78, suppl.2, pp. 113-122. ISSN 1678-4782. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0021-75572002000800002.
Objective: this article presents a review of the main aspects related to lung transplant in children and shows the experience of the first medical team to perform this procedure in Latin America. Sources: Literature review of scientific articles, using the Medline and Lilacs databases. Summary of the findings: the article was organized into topics. Similarities and differences regarding lung transplant in adults were identified. Specific problems presented by children subjected to transplant are discussed, and special emphasis is given to a specific situation: lung transplant with living related donors. Conclusions: advances in adult lung transplant for the treatment of parenchymatous or vascular lung diseases have been successfully employed in the pediatric population during the last few years.
Keywords : lung transplant; infancy; indications and results.