Ariana Dey, a Kolkata-based newborn, has become India's youngest liver transplant patient, says the doctors from Max Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. Ariana Dey, now six-months-old, was born healthy but at five months of age, she had jaundice which led to her liver malfunctioning (elevated ammonia). She was admitted to the hospital with acute bleeding and was advised a liver transplant, where her mother donated a part of her liver. ‘Ariana Dey, a five-month-old toddler who has acute liver failure, receives 182 grams of liver from her mother during a 10-hour surgery. Doctors at the hospital in south Delhi claims that Ariana Dey is the youngest infant to receive a liver transplant in the country.’Read More.. In a 10-hour-long surgery, the doctors replaced Dey's malfunctioning liver with a modified liver from her mother to fit the baby. "In baby Dey's case, the transplant was required urgently as she was diagnosed with very severe liver failure and was in a critical state when she came to us. Our aim was to treat her at the earliest with a lifesaving surgery, ensuring her quality of life isn't impacted in the long run," Subhash Gupta, Chairman at the hospital's Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences, told IANS. "After the surgery, she will lead a normal life. Dey is the youngest Indian to undergo a successful liver transplant," he added. Highlighting the complexity of the surgery, the doctors maintained that conducting a liver transplant surgery in a baby weighing less than 10 kilograms and less than one-year-old is a very complex procedure. "In infants, the surgical complexity is immense, and post-transplant care is specialized, given their small size. Usually, an adult's liver weighs around 1.2 kg. The surgeons resected 182 grams of it and modified it to fit Ariana's body size," Sharat Varma, Consultant at the hospital, told IANS. "Post-transplant, Dey did well and showed rapid recovery. She went home within 22 days of surgery," Varma said. Source: IANS << Caregiving Robots With 3D Printers Created Space Radiation can Affect the Memory of Astronauts Temporar... >> Recommended Reading Common Types of Liver diseases leading to Liver Transplantation Liver disease that ends in liver failure (end stage liver disease), disrupting several important metabolic functions needs liver transplant for patient survival. 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 New Diagnostic Test Prevents Liver Transplant In Kids A diagnostic test was identified to detect biliary atresia in children to avoid liver transplantation. This disease is the top cause of liver transplant in kids. 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 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 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 Blood Pressure Calculator Vent Forte (Theophylline) Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?