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Topic - Catalin Cirstoveanu
A Romanian baby born with virtually no intestines who confounded doctors by tenaciously clinging to life and captured international attention and offers of medical help, died on Thursday. He was nine months old.
Baby Andrei has confounded doctors just by being alive: The tiny boy with twig-thin limbs was given just days to live when he was born with almost no intestines _ eight months ago.
Dr. Catalin Cirstoveanu runs a cardio unit with state-of-the-art equipment at a Bucharest children's hospital. But not a single child has been treated in the year-and-a-half since it opened.
"He was no longer vivacious; he was apathetic; he got an infection; there were complications," he said.
"I will use this experience," Cirstoveanu said. "Andrei was a teacher for us, for this kind of complicated surgery."