Ireland’s first combined lung and liver transplant

Title: Ireland’s first combined lung and liver transplant
Author(s): S Green, JJ Egan, E Hoti, KC Redmond, L Nolke, MA Murray,
Institution: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
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Abstract: Combined lung and liver transplant, while rarely performed, is indicated for treatment of combined end stage lung and liver disease. A 28 year old male with cystic fibrosis (F508del/1267) and cirrhosis (MELD 22) was referred for consideration of inpatient lung/liver transplant due to recurrent pneumothorax, infective exacerbation and decompensated liver disease. Post-operative complications included sepsis, thrombocytopenia, malnutrition, ileus, atrial fibrillation and severe post-operative delirium. The patient is now well over one year post-transplant. We present Ireland’s first case of combined lung/liver transplant performed for CF. This case highlights the challenges of dual organ transplantation.