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China’s first small intestine transplant receiver celebrates 20th anniversary of rebirth

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China’s first small intestine transplant receiver celebrates 20th anniversary of rebirth

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The surgery was performed at the Xijing Hospital affiliated to the Air Force Medical University in Xi’an, the provincial capital, in 1999.

Then 19-year-old Yang Feng received a 160-centimeter-long section of small intestine from his father.

The local media reported that both father and son are now in good health.

Over the last 20 years, the hospital has performed small intestine transplant surgeries on 43 patients.

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