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.
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.
"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.