A resident of Canada have lived 6 days without light, on the unit extracorporeal membrane oxygenation before she found a donor organ. This operation was carried out for the first time in the world at the Toronto General hospital, CNN reports.
Previously, both lungs were removed only at the time of transplant.
The patient was diagnosed with a severe hereditary disease cystic fibrosis. Its specificity is that the products of the exocrine glands thicken and poorly excreted, which leads to their stagnation, the formation of cysts, fibrosis glands, and infectious complications. This affects the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract.
The woman successfully transplanted donor lungs. After a long rehabilitation she walks, drives a car and, in General, feels quite satisfactorily.
However, the risk of lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and other organs remains.
U.S. scientists have grown the world’s first embryos-chimeras composed of cells of man and pig. These embryos can help to create a technology for growing human organs inside animals.