HANOI, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam has successfully carried out a lung transplant surgery from living donors for the first time, announced Vietnam Military Medical University (VMMU) on Wednesday.
Doctors from local 103 Military Hospital and VMMU have coordinated to successfully carry out the lung transplant on Ly Chuong Binh, born in 2010, VMMU said at a press release in Hanoi.
The donors are Binh's father and uncle, born in 1989 and 1987 respectively, reported the VMMU's website.
Binh suffered from congenital bronchiectasis in two lungs with complications of respiratory failure, chronic heart failure, and malnutrition at degree 3.
After the surgery, the health conditions of the donors are now stable. The patient, whose survival indexes are stable, is being monitored and receiving intensive treatment, said the university.