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Toddler Recovers from Multiple Transplant Surgery

A 3-year-old Florida boy is recovering at a hospital after undergoing a five-organ transplant.
 
Adonis Ortiz underwent the multivisceral transplant in October at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He received a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestines.


Doctors say Ortiz was born with a condition in which the intestines protrude through a hole in the abdominal wall. He underwent his first surgery when he was 3 months old and has had several other procedures.
 

He's expected to make a full recovery.

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