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HCM City doctors perform bypass

Update: October, 29/2015 - 08:05
The HCM City University Medical Centre has successfully performed bypass surgery on a 104-year-old man who suffered from peripheral artery disease. — Photo vov.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City University Medical Centre has successfully performed bypass surgery on a 104-year-old man who suffered from peripheral artery disease.

On October 13 M.V.H of Bac Lieu Province was hospitalised with severe pain in his left leg.

He was diagnosed with critical limb ischemia due to blocked arteries caused by advanced peripheral artery disease or leg artery disease.

He was treated with drugs, but there was no improvement; he developed pain and necrosis in his feet and toes.

On October 17 doctors gave him local anaesthesia since he also has chronic lung disease and performed the bypass surgery.

A day after the surgery he reported that the pain in his feet and toes had disappeared.

He will be discharged in the next few days.

He is the oldest patient ever to undergo a bypass surgery at the hospital. — VNS

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