Indianís First Robotic Liver Transplant Performed on 4-Year-Old Boy

by Kathy Jones on  October 14, 2011 at 7:30 PM Organ Donation News
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Doctors at a city hospital in Gurgaon announced that they have conducted the country's first robotic liver transplant in order to save the life of a four year old boy suffering from a rare form of genetic liver disorder.
 Indianís First Robotic Liver Transplant Performed on 4-Year-Old Boy
Indianís First Robotic Liver Transplant Performed on 4-Year-Old Boy

The surgery was conducted at the Medanta Medicity hospital last month with the doctors claiming that it was only the third such surgery in the world.

A Da-Vinci robot was used to perform the surgery with doctors stating that the robot is usually used in kidney, heart and gynecological operations.

The surgery was performed on a boy named Ziad, who had to undergo a transplant after his liver developed cancer and had to be removed. His uncle Rahamatullah donated 20% of his liver to save his nephew's life.



Source: Medindia

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