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Surgeons had to remove and trans ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:20pm

Surgeons had to remove and transplant the patient's own organs to remove and get to the tumor...BD 

a 15-hour operation, surgeons in the US used transplant surgery to remove and replace multiple abdominal organs so they could reach and cut out a tumor in a female patient who had a rare form of cancer.
The team of surgeons and their patient, 63-year old Brooke Zepp, a real estate agent from Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, held a press conference at the University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center, also in Florida, where they showed a video of the operation and discussed the procedure with reporters.
Lead surgeon Dr Tomoaki Kato, a transplant specialist, told reports that this was a new and unique approach. He and his team were already experienced at taking multiple organs out of one person and putting them into another person, but this was the first time they had put the organs back into the same person:

Surgeons Use Transplant Surgery To Remove Tumour

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