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Bach Mai doctors successfully handle two complicated cases

Update: October, 14/2015 - 16:43
Hoang Ngoc Yen continues to undergo dialysis at the Bach Mai Hospital after having a baby. — Photo nld.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Doctors from the Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital have successfully treated two patients with serious complications, the hospital's Deputy Director, Prof. Mai Trong Khoa said yesterday.

In the first case, 31-year-old Hoang Ngoc Yen from Ha Noi, who has been suffering from kidney failure for the past seven years, gave birth to a baby boy.

Khoa said it was quite an achievement because only one to seven per cent of women with kidney failure could get pregnant.

The hospital's artificial kidney ward has recorded five patients being pregnant during the treatment with a dialysis machine since its establishment 40 years ago.

But Yen was the first woman in Viet Nam to have a baby while being treated with a dialysis machine, Khoa said. She undergoes dialysis three times a week.

Dr Nguyen Huu Dung, head of the artificial kidney ward in the hospital, said a special team was set up to supervise Yen's condition every day, including her weight, blood pressure and amniotic fluid.

Yen gave birth to a 1.5kg boy on September 6 this year. He now weighs 2.1kg.

The second case is of 28-year-old Chu Tien Long from the northern Vinh Phuc Province, who had a tumour in his spinal column. The tumour had blocked his nervous system, belly and vein system.

A six-hour surgery, conducted on September 27 to remove the tumour, was successful, exceeding the doctors' expectations.

Long was in stable condition and would be able to work normally after being discharged from the hospital, doctors said. — VNS

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