Mother's donated part of the liver gives new life to her one-and-half-year-old daughter from who was suffering from a rare inherited liver disorder. Fatima was suffering from congenital hepatic fibrosis -- a rare disease that is present at birth and affects the liver. This liver disorder affected the formation of her liver and bile ducts. As a result, Fatima had a stagnant weight of 6 kg from six weeks of birth up till 1 year. ‘One-and-half-year-old girl from Iraq suffering from rare inherited liver disorder was given a new lease of life after her mother donated part of her liver to the child.’ "Fatima had jaundice soon after her birth which eventually worsened with time. After 6 weeks of her birth, she was diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome , a genetic disorder that affects the liver, heart, and other parts of the body," Abhideep Chaudhary, Senior Consultant, Liver Transplant Department at Jaypee Hospital in Noida, said in a statement on Tuesday. Later a series of tests diagnosed her with congenital hepatic fibrosis and one of the blood supplying arteries were found to be partially developed. She was kept on ventilation. "We performed Hyper-reduced left lateral liver graft surgery on Fatima using a part of liver donated by her mother, Hannah" Chaudhary said. But, due to Fatima's age and weight, she did not support the left lobe of her mother's liver, the doctors had to reduce the size of liver of Hannah as per Fatima's body requirement. "Not only we dissected the liver but we also had to reduce the thickness of it during donor's surgery and then transplant it," Chaudhary noted. "The patient is currently on immunosuppresants and other supportive medications. Both, the patient and donor are recovering fast and are now fit to go back to their country," Chaudhary said. Jaypee Hospital has successfully completed 400 kidney and liver transplants in the last three years, the statement said. Source: IANS << Good Relationship in Midlife may Reduce the Effects of Child... Depressed People may have Higher Levels of Negative Emotions >> Recommended Reading 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 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 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 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 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 Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Noscaphene (Noscapine) Daily Calorie Requirements 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?