- 5-year-old Parvati Rohra suffered from multiple health problems due to Alagille Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.
- In order to provide her with treatment doctors at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad have performed a complex pedicatric liver transplant and open heart surgery.
- According to Dr. Manish C Varma, HOD of Liver Transplant and Dr. Girish Warrier, consultant pediatric cardiac surgeon, the frequency of the genetic disorder amongst children is 1:1,00,000.
- It can affect the liver, lungs, heart, kidney, bones and even other parts of the body.
- Coupled with all these health problems, Parvati was also underweight, weighing only about 10kgs.
- The doctors have first performed an open heart surgery for her congenital heart defect.
- Then, with the help of a live donor (her mother), they performed a liver transplant to cure her cirrhosis.
- According to Dr. Varma it was the most complex surgery in the world that had a lot of risks.
- While she is gradually recovering, her rickets will be treated with vitamin D supplements.
Source: The Hans India