24-Year-Old Undergoes a Rare Liver Transplantation at the Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad

by Reshma Anand on  October 30, 2015 at 5:18 PM Organ Donation News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A strenuous 10-hour operation saves the life of a 24-year-old boy with a rare blood disorder called as Chronic Budd-Chiari Syndrome. Doctors at the Osmania General Hospital (OGH) in Hyderabad performed a rare liver transplantation, which is said to be the first in India.
24-Year-Old Undergoes a Rare Liver Transplantation at the Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad
24-Year-Old Undergoes a Rare Liver Transplantation at the Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad

Naga Raju a resident of Khammam district was suffering from the disease right from his birth. He has been approaching several hospitals in search of a cure for this disorder. After reading a news on first liver transplantation performed at Osmania General Hospital, free of cost, he approached the hospital.

After waiting for a period of 2 months for a liver, doctors finally came with other alternatives. The transplant involves surgically removing the patient's liver and re-implanting it.

They removed the liver from the patient and preserved it outside in cold HTK organ preservative solution for four hours. The blocked blood vessels were reconstructed with artificial grafts and it was implanted again into the patient's body.

"During the surgery, blood supply to abdomen was stopped. Blood supply from lower to upper portion of the body was maintained by connecting blood vessel in groin to a vein in neck," said Dr R Raghu, assistant professor at OGH.

"We discussed with the family members thread bare about the surgery and the risks involved including bleeding, liver failure and death. After this a marathon surgery spread over ten hours we removed the liver from his body after securing bunches of blood vessels. The liver was cooled with cold preservative solutions for 4 hours to prevent its damage due to lack of blood supply," he said.

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Alcoholic Liver Disease Hepatitis A Liver Transplantation Liver Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Wilson's Disease Transplantation Crigler-Najjar Syndrome Von Gierke Disease Organ Donation and Transplantation 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive