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First Whole Lung Transplant in Egypt Performed at Ain Shams Hospital

Over 25 physicians have been preparing for this surgery over the past two months.

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First Whole Lung Transplant in Egypt Performed at Ain Shams Hospital

Ain Shams Specialised Hospital has performed the first successful whole lung transplant in Egypt. The patient - a woman suffering from acute respiratory failure - was given donated portions of lungs from her two brothers.

The procedure involved more than 25 physicians, as well as additional nurses and support workers, with two months of pre-op preparation. The operation was carried out in three operating rooms simultaneously over the course of 15 hours, with the help of a Japanese expert who came to Egypt specifically to supervise this surgery.

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