CHINA Hospital performs successful operation on 106-year-old

CHINA

Hospital performs successful operation on 106-year-old

China Daily

13:03, August 28, 2019

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A Shanghai hospital successfully operated on a 106-year-old person using general anesthesia on August 9.

Surnamed Fang, the elderly was diagnosed with pyogenic cholangitis, a disease of the digestive system that is especially dangerous for elderly people, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine-Ruijin Hospital.

"Because the patient is an elderly who was in poor physical condition and had a high fever, the risk of surgery, especially with the use of anesthesia, was very high," said Fan Rong, the doctor-in-charge of the digestive department of Ruijin Hospital.

According to a representative of Ruijing Hospital, Fang is the oldest patient the hospital's digestive department has ever operated on.

The patient made a full recovery just one week after the operation.

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