(Fox News) In a 10-hour operation, a Czech man had five organs transplanted in one procedure, saving his life, Central European News (CEN) reported.
Five years ago, Bartolomej Pesta, 60, was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. The condition, in which the liver is scarred by disease, was so far along that he required a liver transplant. Plus, the blood supply to other organs had been restricted, meaning he needed a multi-organ transplant to survive.
Pesta waited for eight weeks for the adequate organs, and shortly before Christmas 2014, doctors at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague carried out the transplant surgery, leaving Pesta with a new stomach, small intestine, spleen, pancreas and liver.
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