Patient gets four-organ transplant

European first achieved at Turin's Molinette hospital

(ANSA) - Turin, October 11 - Turin's Molinette hospital said Friday that it performed the transplant of both lungs, the liver and the pancreas of a 47-year-old cystic fibrosis patient. Turin's City of Health and Science complex, which the Molinette hospital is part of, said it was the first four-organ transplant performed in Europe. The operation lasted 15 hours.
    The patient, who had been transferred from Bari on a State flight, is in intensive care.
   

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