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Jichi Medical University in Tochigi Prefecture said Thursday it successfully transplanted part of a father’s liver to his 17-day-old girl, who weighed only 2.6 kg, last October.

The baby is the youngest and smallest recipient in terms of weight among some 4,600 liver transplants that have taken place nationwide so far, the university said. On a global scale, the baby was the world’s third-youngest liver transplant recipient and the second-smallest recipient in terms of weight.

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