As if he did not believe it, a woman received a double lung transplant through an emergency surgery, once he suffered from cystic fibrosis, however, what seemed to have settled his life, became his ordeal and death. After successful surgery and apparent recovery, he developed lung cancer that took your life.
When the symptoms became noticeable, the doctors began to do research to find out what had failed in the operation, it was when they discovered that he had received the lungs of a smoker in the transplant.
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"According to the donor database, the transplanted lungs belonged to a 57-year-old woman who smoked cigarette packs every day for 30 years," says the study by medical oncologists at the University Hospital of Montpellier.
In 2017, the unfortunate woman was admitted to the hospital's oncology unit at the hospital, efforts to save her life were extensive, however, it took two months for lung cancer to take her life.
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The short time between lung transplantation and the onset of the first radiological abnormality suggests that carcinogenesis began in the life of the donor, the study authors added.
Given the unusual case, doctors have suggested that lung transplants and any other organ that comes from donors who smoke or have recently stopped smoking should be treated with greater caution.
It should be noted that, according to experts, the cancer developed rapidly because of the immunosuppressive treatments to which the patient was subjected, in order to prevent him from rejecting the recently performed transplant.