Dajia Jenn Lann Temple Chair Undergoes Liver Transplant|顏清標動活體換肝手術 11小時順利完成


Dajia Jenn Lann Temple Chairperson Yen Ching-piao underwent a living-donor liver transplant at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. The operation had lasted 11 hours. On May 14, the hospital said Yen is recovering well and will remain hospitalized for about a month.


Dajia Jenn Lann Temple Chairperson Yen Ching-piao underwent a physical examination in March, during which a tumor was found in his liver. Doctors advised a liver transplant, and all five of his children said they were willing to become donors. His daughter and second son were found to be the best matches. The family then held a family meeting, and it was decided that the second son would be the donor. Prior to the surgery, Yen went to the temple to pray that everything would proceed smoothly.

He came to pray to Mazu, and to ask her to bless and protect his health, as well as his child. The person who was the most worried was his wife, because she was worrying about her husband and her son, as her husband had to undergo an operation and her son had to be the donor.

The Yen family declined to comment on the surgery, and two of the children issued a written statement on May 13 thanking everyone for their concern. The living-donor liver transplant took place on that day at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. On May 14, the hospital said that the procedure was successful, though there were some challenges.

Mr. Yen's surgery was completed last night, and he is recovering well and is awake. The donor, his son, is also awake and was extubated yesterday. To be frank, this surgery had one of the highest degrees of difficulty out of the nearly 2,000 that we have performed. It was one of the most challenging surgeries we have performed.

The hospital said Yen's liver tumor was classified as early stage, and was about two to three centimeters long. He was treated with drugs prior to the procedure to avert metastasis, and the transplant was only performed after the tumor shrank to one centimeter. Follow-up treatment will lower the risk of a relapse.

The son retained 35 percent of his left lobe. He is conscious and has been extubated. His father will remain hospitalized for one month.



顏清標3月間接受健康檢查,發現罹患肝腫瘤,醫生建議進行肝臟移植手術,當時5名子女都有意願捐肝,第一階段是女兒顏莉敏及次子顏仁賢配對成功,最後經家族會議決定由顏仁賢來捐肝,手術前還到鎮瀾宮祈求手術順利。

大甲鎮瀾宮副董事長 鄭銘坤表示:「他來求媽祖,也是要保佑他健康,保佑他的小孩。最煩惱就是他的太太,你看也要煩惱兒子,也要煩惱丈夫,然後你看,先生也要開刀,小孩子又要捐(肝)。」

顏清標的家人對於換肝一事低調不願多談,兒子顏寬恆和女兒顏莉敏的服務處13號僅透過書面聲明,感謝各界的關心;負責動刀的高雄長庚醫院14號早上出面說明手術狀況,表示顏清標換肝手術雖然有難度,不過相當成功。

高雄長庚醫院名譽院長 陳肇隆表示:「顏先生,他昨天晚上完成手術,術後的情況也非常好,完全清醒。捐肝者,那個兒子,已經完全清醒,昨天晚上就已經拔管。坦白來說,這一例手術,是我們近兩千例手術中,難度比較高,挑戰最大的手術之一。」

陳肇隆表示,顏清標的肝腫瘤屬於早期,約2、3公分大,為了避免擴散的情形,在開刀前就先以藥物治療,腫瘤縮小到1公分後才進行換肝手術,經治療後能有效減少復發機率,至於捐贈者二兒子顏仁賢,則保留左邊35%的肝臟,目前意識清楚,已拔管;顏清標預計1個月後就能出院。

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