Eight-month-old Akshu became one of the youngest recipients of a liver transplant in the country after doctors conducted a nine-hour surgery to save her life. The daughter of Rifleman Anil Kumar, Akshu suffered from a liver failure and her parents had given up hope of her surviving the illness. However doctors at the army's R.R. Hospital in Delhi Cantt performed a marathon nine-hour surgery with a piece of her father's liver before confirming that the baby was recuperating well. Her father was delighted with the news and said that he was in debt to the doctors. "We had given up on hope. But I don't know how to pay gratitude to the doctors. Only a father can understand that", he added. The director general of Armed Forces Medical Services, Lt Gen Naresh Kumar revealed that the hospital has so far conducted 46 liver transplants including seven on children with great success. Source: Medindia << Woman Says Daughters Injected HIV Positive Blood Maharashtra Government Takes Steps to Halt Female Foeticide >> Recommended Reading Kidney Transplantation Since the early times, the novel idea of transplanting tissues and other body parts from one organism to the other has captured the imagination of successive generations. READ MORE Stem Cells - Cord Blood Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Cord Blood READ MORE Stem Cells - Fundamentals Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Stem Cells 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 Medical Tourism Medical tourism can be broadly defined as provision of ''cost effective'' private medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry for patients needing surgical and other forms of specialized treatment. READ MORE Medical Tourism-The Road Ahead Medical Tourism has become a serious enterprise in India over the last two years. However some hospitals have been practicing it for quite a few years. 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 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 Fongitar (Zinc Pyrithionone) Find a Hospital Iron Intake Calculator More News on: Hepatitis AMedical Tourism-The Road AheadMedical TourismLiverWilson's DiseaseSclerosing CholangitisMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?