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Thoracic Transplantation is the replacement of diseased organs located in thorax or chest. The organs which are transplanted in thorax region are heart and lungs (cardiopulmonary system), the esophagus, trachea, pleura, mediastinum, chest wall, and diaphragm. Cardiothoracic surgery also encompasses disorders of the heart and pericardium. General Thoracic surgery deals with the disorder of lungs and esophagus. The world’s first heart transplant was done by South African surgeon Christiaan Bernard on December 3, 1967.
Journals related to Thoracic Transplantation
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, Japanese Journal of Transplantation, The Open Transplantation Journal, American Journal of Transplantation