A 3-year-old girl who has spent most of her life in the hospital underwent a rare, multiple organ transplant Tuesday that doctors said was her only chance for survival.

Rolandrea Dodge of Farmington, N.M., went into surgery around 11 p.m. Monday, and the complicated operation was expected to continue into early afternoon Tuesday, said Lynn McMahon, spokeswoman at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.The surgical team was implanting a new liver, pancreas, part of a stomach and either one or two intestines into the child, McMahon said.