It is thought to be the first operation of its kind in the world and she was kept alive with a small, artificial lung.
Melissa Benoit, who lives in Canada, had developed life-threatening complications as a result of her cystic fibrosis.
She said: “In my mid-20s I started developing lung infections, and I acquired influenza with this bout which put me in respiratory distress.”
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