Operation in Lviv - doctors performed a unique lung transplant from a posthumous donor — UNIAN

Operation in Lviv – doctors performed a unique lung transplant from a posthumous donor

This is the second such operation in Ukraine and the first that Ukrainian doctors performed independently without the help of foreign colleagues.

A unique lung transplant operation was performed in Lviv / ua.depositphotos.com A unique lung transplant operation was performed in Lviv / ua.depositphotos.com

A unique lung transplant operation from a posthumous donor was performed in Lviv. As reported by the press service Ministry of Healththe operation lasted 16 hours.

“A unique lung transplant operation from a posthumous donor was performed in Lviv! This is the second such operation in Ukraine and the first that our doctors performed independently without the help of foreign colleagues,” the message reads.

It is noted that Oleksiy Chernyshkov, a 56-year-old Kyivan who was a liquidator of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, received the lungs.

“He had total bullous emphysema – he could barely walk 30 meters on his own. He is raising an 11-year-old son himself. He decided on the operation so that his boy would have a father. He is currently breathing on his own and feels great,” the department added.

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According to the Ministry of Health, the donor was a 54-year-old man who died of a stroke.

“His relatives agreed to donate organs in order to save his life. This decision made it possible to save not only Oleksiy, but as a whole FIVE lives! In addition to lungs, doctors were able to transplant a heart, liver and kidneys! All operations were successful,” the ministry said.

It is clarified that the historical operation was performed by the team of the First Medical Association of Lviv led by cardiac surgeons Roman Domashich and Igor Humenny.

As UNIAN reported, doctors in Lviv were able to save a woman in labor who lost two liters of blood.

A rare pathology was found in a woman after giving birth. The operation was long, doctors fought for the life of the mother of five children for two hours. Currently, she is at home with her family and newborn son.

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Fuente: espreso.tv

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