The world's longest survivor of a five-organ transplant was in critical condition Tuesday after suffering a drop in blood pressure following a surgical procedure, hospital officials said.

Tabatha Foster, 31/2, of Madisonville, Ky., is in the intensive care unit of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.Doctors on Monday performed a routine surgical procedure to change drainage tubes that had been inserted last month to relieve a buildup of bile in Tabatha's transplanted liver, hospital spokeswoman Lynn McMahon said.

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The procedure went smoothly, but Tabatha's blood pressure dropped once she was back in her room and she had trouble breathing.

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