Doctors shocked: Vaping leads to double lung transplant for 17-year-old athlete 13 Nov. 2019 https://www.all4women.co.za/1886943...ouble-lung-transplant-for-17-year-old-athlete "Doctors in Michigan said Tuesday they had performed what they believe is the first double-lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged from vaping ... The medical team from Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital said the patient, a 17-year-old male, underwent the roughly six-hour transplant surgery on Oct. 15. He spent a month on a life-support machine after suffering “complete lung failure” and would have faced “certain death” without the operation, according to the doctors. The teen’s family described him as an athlete who was in perfect health before he was admitted to the hospital in early September with what appeared to be pneumonia. Within weeks, his condition had become so dire that he shot to the top of a national transplant list, where most patients spend months waiting for a donor. Surgeons said they were aghast when they first examined him. “What I saw in his lungs was nothing that I’ve ever seen before, and I’ve been doing lung transplants for 20 years,” Hassan Nemeh, the hospital’s surgical director of thoracic organ transplant, said in a Tuesday news conference. “There was an enormous amount of inflammation and scarring in addition to multiple spots of dead tissue. And the lung itself was so firm and scarred, literally we had to deliver it out of the chest,” he said. “This is an evil that I haven’t faced before.” The CDC did not immediately return a request for comment on the surgery and whether or not it was the first double transplant for vaping illness."