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Global Health City Miraculously Performs 3 Pediatric Liver Transplants in Just 18 Hours

  • The specialist team from the Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation and the Institute of Advanced Paediatric Sciences at Global Health City in Chennai has successfully performed three consecutive pediatric liver transplants in 18 hours.
  • The transplants were performed on an eight-year-old (Rega), a one and half-year-old (Sanghvi) and a six month old (Leilah) who suffered from Non-Cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis, Biliary Atresia and Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis respectively.
  • The chronic liver diseases also affected the children's lungs and caused jaundice.    
  • The donor was a 12-year-old who was declared brain dead due to excessive brain hemorrhage in the same hospital.
  • Reba and Sanghvi underwent split graft liver transplant surgeries whereas a Mono-segmental Liver Transplant was performed on Leilah.
  • According to Prof. Dr. Mohamed Rela, Director and Head of the Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation, performing three complex liver transplants on the little children were really very challenging.
  • He also added that the success of the three consecutive liver transplants have set a milestone in the medical world that has never been done anywhere in the world.   


Source: Business Wire India


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Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 06-Dec-2016

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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