The country's first cadaver pediatric liver transplant was performed on a four-year-old at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.Salama, was suffering from a rare liver disease called Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OCT). The disorder affects her metabolism where she lacks enzymes in the liver that can process proteins. A team of transplant surgeons led by Manish C Agarwal at Apollo Hospitals, performed a pediatric liver transplant surgery on Salama. Mohammed Mujib, father of Salama, said, "Till her second year she was fine but problem started two years ago, when she was two-and-half years. When we consulted doctors we were told that liver transplant is the only option for her problem. We waited for more than two years as it was highly difficult to get a liver donor for a child."Parents of an eight-year-old child accepted to donate their child's organs, who was declared brain dead after getting injured in a road accident. The child's liver was transplanted to Salama."This is the first cadaver liver transplant for a child in India, and though it's an achievement for us, the real credit goes to the cadaver organ donor kid, because of which the organ transplantation was possible," said Manish."A multidisciplinary approach involving surgeons, doctors and support staff from various specializations is needed for performing a pediatric liver transplantation. The surgery which was very complex but has been so successful that Salama was moved out of the ICU in just three days and discharged after 12 post operative care," he added."This is like a new lease of life for my daughter. We are hoping and praying that Salama will be able to lead a normal life," said her father as he chirpily watched his kid take a bite of a chocolate. Source: Medindia << Jammu & Kashmir Government Hikes Corpus Funds to Help People... Indian Government Passes Human DNA Profiling Bill to Allow I... >> Recommended Reading Zion Harvey, 8, World's First Child to Receive Double Hand Transplant: US Doctors A happy and outgoing child, Zion cannot wait to throw a football with his new hands after doctors have successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms. READ MORE Medical Camp For Liver Transplant Patients Held In Pakistan By Indian Doctor Under the 'peace clinic' program, Dr. Arvinder Soin from Gurgaon conducted a camp along with Pakistani doctors at Karachi's Dr.Ziauddin Hospital. READ MORE Brain Dead Kochi Teen's Heart and Lungs Airlifted to Chennai for Transplantation Another interstate organ transplant takes place in Chennai where the heart and lungs of a 19-year-old boy were transported from Kochi to save a life. READ MORE Only 1% Indians Donate Organs, Only 2-3% of India's Demand for New Organs is Met In India, religious leaders can be roped in to aware people of the importance of organ donation, as a lot of people do not donate organ considering it a sin. READ MORE Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Find out more about the degenerative disease- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Pediatric Pyloric Stenosis Pyloric stenosis in a child is narrowing of the pylorus due to which the milk cannot pass into the small intestine. READ MORE Sclerosing Cholangitis Sclerosing cholangitis is a liver disease characterized by inflammation and scarring of bile ducts within and outside the liver resulting in their constriction. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Indian Medical Journals Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Hepatitis ALiverAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)Wilson's DiseaseSclerosing CholangitisPediatric Pyloric StenosisMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?