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Premature Baby Survives Liver Transplant

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 9:33am

A 2-month-old girl was dying from advanced liver failure when a risky surgery was performed at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital this past February. Surgeons wanted to avoid a liver transplant, but realized the little girl wouldn’t survive without one.

Born 10 weeks premature, the tiny infant remained on a respirator until a replacement liver from a two-month-old in Florida became available. Eight hours of surgery and four months later, the baby is recovering at home, and according to her doctors, doing great.

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