Doctors successfully conducted a liver transplantation on a two-year-old girl with acute liver function failure at the Central Pediatrics Hospital in Hanoi on June 21.

This is the first time, Vietnamese doctors have carried out such a surgery, which lasted over 12 hours, without any assistance from their foreign colleagues.

According to the hospital’s director Nguyen Thanh Liem, the patient, Pham Thi Mo from the northern province of Thai Binh was hospitalised in a coma and having trouble with blood coagulation. The liver donor was Mo’s mother.

The girl is now in stable health condition with her liver and heart working.

Earlier, on June 17, Vietnamese doctors at the Military Hospital 103, with support from Taiwanese experts successfully performed the first heart transplantation on a 48 year-old man, who has suffered from final-stage heart failure, using a heart taken from a brain dead donor.
The patient is now in sound recovery.

In May, with viscera given by brain dead donors, the Vietnam-German Hospital in Hanoi successfully performed six kidney and two heart valve transplantations./.