Pennsylvania woman to undergo life-saving bowel transplant surgery

November 19, 2014 2:58 PM

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Pennsylvania woman to undergo life-saving bowel transplant surgery

A Pennsylvania woman will undergo her 36th surgery Wednesday after landing on a donor list for a bowel transplant that doctors say will save her life.

Karlene Novotny, 53, first underwent abdominal surgery in 1986 to correct her intestinal track, MyFoxPhilly.com reported. But as years went by and more surgeries were conducted, her body slowly stopped responding to any food she ate.

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