Lung Transplant for Cystic Fibrosis
Why It Is Done
Some people who have severe lung damage that was caused by cystic fibrosis may get a lung transplant. Experts aren't sure if a lung transplant helps a child with cystic fibrosis live longer.Reference 1 People who have mild or moderate disease do not usually get a transplant, because the risks are greater than the benefits.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 15, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susanna McColley, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology