Kidney donor found for victim of doctor’s malpractice
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Hue Central Hospital in Hue City has found a suitable kidney donor for 37-year-old Hua Cam Tu whose two kidneys were mistakenly removed by a doctor in Can Tho City last December.
Hua Cam Tu being treated at Can Tho General Hospital after both her kidneys were removed Photo: Dan Tri
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The donor is a healthy woman in Can Tho City, who is about the same age as Tu, said Prof. Dr Bui Duc Phu, director of the hospital.
Earlier, another donor had been found in late last year but after some tests were made, the doctors concluded that the donor’s kidney was not appropriate to be transplanted on Tu, Phu said.
The accident happened when Tu underwent laparoscopic surgery at Can Tho General Hospital on December 6 after being diagnosed with hydronephrosis of the left kidney, an enlargement due to a urinary tract obstruction.
Dr. Tran Van Nguyen, head of the surgical team, was operating on the left kidney when he mistakenly ‘touched’ the right kidney and caused severe bleeding that could not be stopped.
Nguyen said his team had no choice but to remove both kidneys to save Tu’s life, since she had horseshoe kidneys, a very rare kind of kidney, which made it difficult to stop the severe bleeding.
With both kidneys removed, Tu will have to remain on dialysis for the rest of her life, unless she receives a transplant.
Suspended after his mistake, Nguyen pledged he would bear all expenses on dialysis until Tu can have a kidney transplant.