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Doctors at Jaslok Hospital Untangle the Cancerous Liver and Bowel, Saves 2-year-old by a Liver Transplant

  • A 2-year-old boy underwent a successful liver transplant at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai.
  • He was suffering from Hepatoblastoma - liver cancer. 
  • Even after a liver resection, the cancer recurred and doctors had to perform a liver transplant in which his father was the donor.
  • According to Dr. A.S Soin, Director and Chief Surgeon of Jaslok Hospital, it was a complicated case as the previous surgery, chemotherapy and the cancer itself had already weakened his body.
  • Dr. Soin also added that the little boy's liver and bowel got tangled together making it extremely difficulty to separate the malignant liver and its blood vessels. 
  • After the surgery, the child is kept under intensive care and is being provided with immunosuppressive and nutritional management.
  • According to chief pediatric hepatologist, Dr. Neelam Mohan, although he can now go back to his normal life, a long term medical management is necessary.


Source: Jaslok Hospital, Media Update

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 22-Jun-2017

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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