Man survives simultaneous kidney, pancreas transplant

The first person to survive a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in Vietnam is currently stable after a 14-hour operation.

The patient is a soldier working at Military Leadership Station in the northern province of Son La, said Hospital 103 Director Professor Hoang Manh An on March 3.

He suffered years of diabetes and kidney failure before receiving organs from a donor who died in a traffic accident. More than 150 medical staff of the Military Medial Institute and Hospital 103 worked on the operation.

The case is a real success for the field of Vietnamese medicine, said Professor An. He is hopeful for success in future organ transplants.

The patient is still recovering but stable two days after surgery.

By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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