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Newborn undergoes surgery for gangrene

Update: April, 04/2015 - 09:41
DONG NAI (VNS)  — Ten-day-old Pham Nguyen Thuy Quyen is in stable condition after being operated for gangrene of the bowel at the Paediatrics Hospital in the southern Dong Nai province.

The doctors had to cut off nearly 2m of the small intestine and retain only 10cm of it due to its severe condition of twistedness.

Quyen is stable now, but will need a bowel transplant to have a healthy life later.

Yet no hospital in Viet Nam can conduct a bowel transplant at present, Tam said. — VNS

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