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Closer Look: FOX Medical Team on Sarah's Lung Surgery

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.
 
Sarah Murnaghan underwent a six-hour surgery Wednesday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a procedure her aunt said resulted because of the larger list of available organs.
 
"It was a direct result of the ruling that allowed her to be put on the adult list," Sharon Ruddock said after her niece's surgery was completed successfully. "It was not pediatric lungs. She would have never gotten these lungs otherwise."
 
She said the donor lungs came through "normal channels" and not through the public appeals the family made in its bid to find a compatible donor. No other details about the donor lungs are known.
 

CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE AS FOX MEDICAL TEAM'S BETH GALVIN TAKES A STEP-BY-STEP LOOK AT SARAH'S SURGERY!

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