Signs liver patient coming out of coma

THE STANDARD | Carien Yeung
The mother who received a liver transplant last week has shown signs that she is coming out of a coma though she remains in critical condition after a second surgery.

Tang Kwai-sze, 43, went under the knife again at the weekend at Queen Mary Hospital to repair a "vascular branch."

The nine-hour operation ended at around 1am yesterday.

It came three days after Tang, who suffered acute liver failure, received a life-saving liver transplant from an unrelated donor, Momo Cheng, a 26-year-old clerk.

The hospital's Liver Transplant Centre director, Lo Chung-mau, said the second surgery was due to a blood vessel problem.

Lo said a fifth of liver recipients need another surgery due to various reasons.

Lo said Tang has begun to react and show signs of reviving though she still relies on breathing and kidney dialysis machines. Continue reading
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