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Tags: Lamar Odom | Kidney | Stroke | Los Angeles | Kardashians | NBA

No Kidney Transplant for Lamar Odom

No Kidney Transplant for Lamar Odom
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By    |   Friday, 30 October 2015 10:48 AM

Lamar Odom's kidneys have improved so much he won't need a transplant and will be taken off dialysis but there's still a long road ahead for the ex-NBA player, news reports say.

There seemed little hope for Odom earlier this month, after he was found unresponsive after four days in a brothel and placed on life support.  However, he regained consciousness and has responded so well to treatment that a once-feared kidney transplant is now no longer needed, TMZ reports.

But even Odom's physical condition is improving, he still faces a long, treacherous recovery due to brain damage he suffered from a series of small strokes stemming from the incident, ET reported.

The 35-year-old athlete still has brain swelling, which could take months to subside before the extent of neurological damage he suffered is known, and reports of his "miraculous" progress on that front have been "grossly exaggerated," ET said.

Odom is the estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian.  The couple was in the midst of a divorce, but Kardashian called it off so she could continue to make medical decisions for her husband, the TV reality star has said.

He is hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Lamar Odom's kidneys have improved so much he won't need a transplant and will be taken off dialysis but there's still a long road ahead for the ex-NBA player, news reports say.
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