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Surgeons in Switzerland are claiming a breakthrough after carrying out two simultaneous operations on her heart and her liver using 20 different medics.

While one team were rebuilding one of the chambers in her heart, a second unit at the Zurich University Hospital were taking part of a liver from the 22-year-old patient's sister for a transplant op.

Hospital officials say the operations - which took 11 hours to complete - was a first in multi organ procedures.

"The patient is doing well and on her way to recovery.

"Patients who have tumours that have already affected several organs could benefit in the future from what we have learned," said professor Pierre-Alain Clavien, who led the operation.

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