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My brother has to go to a pulmonary surgery. He needs lung transplantation. I am so worried about him. But he was warned and he did not want to listen. He was a smoker for over the 20 years. But nevertheless I can't stop thinking of him. What to expect after the surgery?

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Technical improvements and surgical experience have greatly reduced significant anastomotic complications in lung transplant recipients. It is not uncommon to see small dehiscences of the airway in the first weeks post transplant, but these generally heal without significant stricture. Probably fewer then 10% of patients will have stenosis severe enough to require balloon dilatation, laser resection or a stent.
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