Transplants: Liver Record

Julie Cherie Rodriguez died in her sleep last week at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. Only 2½ years old, Julie made surgical history by living for a record 13 months after a liver transplant, the most difficult organ transfer yet attempted. Death resulted from a recurrence of the cancer that first made the transplant necessary. The postmortem showed the new liver, despite some cancerous invasion, worked well to the last.


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