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What is the longest time anyone has lived with just one lung?

Asked by Alex2010 (5points) January 25th, 2016

My grandfather is 81 years old and has only had one lung for the past 57 years. Could that be a world record?

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Seek's avatar

My husband had a relative who was born with one lung. Didn’t find out until he tried to join the army, if I remember correctly.

I don’t know what Guinness says about it, but Uncle Freddy lived to his mid-60s.

JLeslie's avatar

I doubt there is a record recorded on something like that. I know someone who lived into their 70’s or 80’s (I’m not sure how old she was exactly) with one lung. I don’t know when it was removed, but I’m guessing before age 50.

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