World’s First Triple Transplant Performed by Australian Surgeons

by Medindia Content Team on  June 26, 2006 at 9:43 AM Organ Donation News
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World’s First Triple Transplant Performed by Australian Surgeons
Australian surgeons claimed to have performed the world's first triple-transplant operation involving the liver, kidney and pancreas of a patient , said a report Monday.

Surgeons at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital carried out the procedures on Leanne Myles of Cowra in central-eastern New South Wales, reported the online edition of Radio Australia.

Leanne, 33, was suffering from an auto-immune disease.

The woman who had developed liver and kidney failure, and diabetes made a full recovery after delicate operations to replace her liver, kidney and pancreas.

(Source: IANS)

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Bravo to the Australian group for a fully recovered triple transplant recipient.The world's first triple transplant took place at the University of Pittsburgh Medical center in 1989. The procedure was hotly debated at the time due to the number of organs used. It's wonderful that this procedure is still being provided.

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