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Comment & Response
March 25, 2020

Should All Donors Be Treated by Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China
  • 2West China Hospital, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • 3Department of Oncology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China
JAMA Surg. Published online March 25, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0043

To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Divithotawela et al,1 which demonstrated the posttransplant long-term outcomes were similar between ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP)–treated lung transplant (LTx) and standard LTx, although the quality of donor lungs was worse with EVLP-treated LTx. To our knowledge, this study is the largest study of EVLP and includes 230 EVLP cases. We congratulate Divithotawela et al1 for this excellent study.

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