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Successful lung transplantation for adolescents at a hospital for adults

Gregory I Snell, Glen P Westall and Trevor J Williams
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (7): 430-431.
Published online: 7 April 2008

In reply: We thank Robotin for her positive comments. We agree that the current successful lung transplantation outcomes for adolescents in Australia should be able to be extended to the whole paediatric population in due course.,2 The appropriate timing of the operation and peritransplantation management of young children with advanced lung diseases requires further consideration and debate.3 This should involve the existing lung transplantation services and specific committed paediatric institutions.

  • Gregory I Snell
  • Glen P Westall
  • Trevor J Williams

  • Lung Transplant Service, Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: g.snell@alfred.org.au

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