[Description of the lung]
Functions of the Lung
Lungs are a pair of highly elastic and spongy organs in the chest. They are the main organs involved in breathing. They take in air from the atmosphere and provide a place for oxygen to enter the blood and for carbon dioxide to leave the blood. The lungs are divided into lobes, with three on the right and two on the left.
Lung Transplant Procedures
Lung transplants may involve two lungs, a single lung or a lobe of a lung. Most of the lung lobe transplants have been performed for patients with cystic fibrosis and have involved the donation of a lung lobe from each of two living donors.
Reasons for Lung Transplants
|Lung and Heart-Lung Diagnosis Categories||Lung and Heart-Lung Diagnoses
Eisenmenger's Syn: Arterial Septal Defec.
Eisenmenger's Syn: VSD
Eisenmenger's Syn: Multi Congenital Anom.
Eisenmenger's Syn: PDA
Eisenmenger's Syn: Other Specify
Congenital: Other Specify
|IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
|PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Lung Re-Tx/GF: Obliterative Bronchiolitis
Lung Re-Tx/GF: Other Specify
Lung Re-Tx/GF: Non-Specific
Lung Re-Tx/GF: Acute Rejection
Lung Re-Tx/GF: Primary Graft Failure
Lung Re-Tx/GF: Restrictive
Obliterative Bronchiolitis (Non-Retransplant)
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Occupational Lung Disease