Lung transplantation

for children and adolescents

In the Clinic for Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology children and adolescents are cared for before and after lung and  heart/lung transplantation. These two transplantation procedures aim to improve survival time as well as quality of life when, despite exhaustion and intensive implementation of all possible therapy options, organ failure of the lung (more rarely: heart and lung) is imminent. The most common diseases leading to lung transplantation in childhood and adolescence are cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and various forms of childhood interstitial lung disease (ChILD).

Patients are regularly cared for in our follow-up outpatient clinic after transplantation; the initial presentation before a possible transplantation takes place as an inpatient in our childen's ward 63.
At Hannover Medical School, an average of 8-12 children from zero to 17 years of age are transplanted each year. This represents the majority of all children and adolescents undergoing lung transplantation in Germany. Patients aged 18 and older are cared for by colleagues in cardiac, thoracic, transplantation and vascular surgery as well as pneumology.

Information for patients and parents for an appointment in our transplant center


Information for doctors


Aftercare consultation hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 08:00-12:30h
    and by arrangement

Phone: +49 511 532-3251

Fax: +49 511 532-9474

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Important information for your visit to the aftercare outpatient clinic