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Doctors successfully fix stem cell grown vein to a 10-year-old girl

Posted in: Health News
Jun 16, 2012 - 4:17:14 AM

Blood Vessel
In an important breakthrough in stem cells related study, Swedish doctors have successfully replaced a major blood vessel of a 10-year-old girl with one grown with her own stem cells.

According to the doctors' report, the girl had been found to have poor blood flow between her intestines and liver.

So doctors decided to replace that particular blood vessel and had been waiting for a suitable replacement.

A few days ago they received a dead body and the doctors took no time to take a vein from that dead man. Then they stripped cells from the vein and then bathed in stem cells from the girl, according to a study published in the Lancet.

A surgery was performed and according to the surgeons, who performed the operation, there was a striking improvement in girl's quality of life.

It seems like everything is possible with today's technology advancement.

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