After a month's treatment in hospital, the child with five kidneys was allowed to leave hospital today. Dr. Tran Ngoc Bich, Head of the Paediatrician Surgery Department of Viet-Duc Hospital, says the patient’s five kidneys are now working well and he has gained weight. The doctor says it was a right decision to keep the patient’s five kidneys.
|On February 16, Viet – Đuc Hospital received a child patient who claimed to have a pain in the belly. This 14-year-old patient was Pham Van Thuc, living in Hai Duong. Diagnosis and examination showed that the child had one kidney on the right and four on the left. |
Doctors examined his left four kidneys by means of radio-active isotopes and injected medicine to check if the kidneys worked well. After carefully monitoring the kidneys’ function, the doctors decided to keep the four left kidneys.
After a month's treatment, on March 13 the patient was certified to be in good condition, healthy with all the kidneys functioning well.