Mongolian and Korean doctors conduct unique surgery

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For the first time in Mongolia, doctors have performed liver transplant surgery from a different blood-group donor. The operation was undertaken by doctors from the First Central Hospital of Mongolia in cooperation with specialists from South Korea’s Asan Hospital. During the surgery, which lasted for 15 hours, the 54-year-old patient received a liver transplant from her daughter who has a different blood type. The patient was diagnosed as having liver cancer caused by type B, D hepatitis.

The First Central Hospital of Mongolia performed its first liver transplant in 2011 in cooperation with South Korean. Since then, 75 people have received liver transplants which would have cost MNT 85 million if they had had to go to abroad for the operation.

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