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Girl who got new lungs in Philly set for surgery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 10-year-old girl who got adult lungs after her parents sued to change national transplant rules is set for more surgery to repair her diaphragm.

Sarah Murnaghan is scheduled to have the latest procedure at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at 10 a.m. Tuesday. That's according to a post on the Facebook page of her mother, Janet Murnaghan.

The family revealed Friday the girl had to receive a second set of lungs after the first failed within hours of the original June 12 transplant. Her mother says the second transplant was a success and the girl was able to take a few breaths on her own.

Her mother says Sarah had to be put back on a ventilator because of partial paralysis of her diaphragm, a complication from the surgery.

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