Intervention at the Polyclinic, the boy is fine. The organs taken from the farmer fell from the tractor
“It is a rather unique intervention at this time, which turns on a light for Covid-19 patients hospitalized in intensive care, who have lost their respiratory functions,” explains Mario Nosotti, director of the School of Specialization in Thoracic Surgery of the State University. The idea of the transplant came as a last chance to the doctors of San Raffaele, where Francesco had been hospitalized since the beginning of March. In fact, four days after the onset of the fever and hospitalization, the disease had forced the boy in intensive care, then to intubate him and connect him to the machine for extracorporeal circulation, which acts as an artificial lung.
But by now his lungs were irreparably compromised, and in mid-April the doctors of San Raffaele, confronting those of the Polyclinic, decided for the transplant. «Usually lung transplant is done for those suffering from emphysema or cystic fibrosis, in patients whose health is known – continues Nosotti – Francesco was instead the” worst patient “, because he was sedated and we didn’t know anything about him . We relied on the fact that he was an 18-year-old boy with no other diseases. ” The doctors thus plan the strategy and the National Transplant Center also sets in motion. Less than two weeks ago the turning point when the news of the availability of an organ arrives from Sardinia. Today Francesco is awake, follows physiotherapy and is slowly weaned from the respirator. But he still doesn’t know anything about what happened to him.