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Hospital director denies rumour of wrongful spleen removal

Update: November, 19/2013 - 14:00
Ha Dong General Hospital.— File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— A spokesman of the Ha Dong General Hospital yesterday rejected a rumour that the hospital's doctors mistakenly removed the spleen of a pregnant woman after conducting a caesarean section.

Hospital director Nguyen Gia Thuc said that the removal was not erroneous and was done to save the woman's life.

Thuc said that after the caesarean section, the doctors discovered unusual bleeding from the woman's abdomen because her spleen was double the normal size and had ruptured. They consulted among themselves and got agreement from her relatives to remove the spleen, he said.

The woman was doing well after surgery, he added.

Earlier, the woman of Hoai Duc District, 40 weeks pregnant, had been brought to the hospital on November 7 with symptoms of premature rupture of membranes, he said.

Based on her condition, doctors decided to conduct a caesarean section and delivered a 3.9kg healthy, female baby, Thuc said. —VNS

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