Rare Liver Disease Cured In 1.5-Year-Old With Life-Saving Transplant

A 1 1/2-year-old child suffering from Biliary atresia, a rare liver disease, has been successfully saved by a “Split Liver Transplantation” performed at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. This procedure involves splitting a whole liver donated by a brain dead donor into two parts, with one part being transplanted into the child and the other part used for another adult patient with liver failure. This innovative approach maximizes the impact of organ donation and saves the lives of two patients simultaneously. The hospital’s committed team of liver transplant surgeons and specialists, backed by state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure, played a crucial role in the success of the operation. Moreover, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital offers liver transplantation services under the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, providing free life-saving operations to economically disadvantaged patients.

This milestone achievement highlights the hospital’s dedication to pediatric care and liver transplantation. The surgery’s success is a testament to the expertise and experience of the medical team and signifies a major advancement in the field of pediatric liver transplantation. Notably, the child has fully recovered and resumed a normal life in their village near Tiruchengode. Thiru. D. Lakshminarayaswamy, Managing Trustee of the SNR Sons Charitable Trust, along with other hospital authorities, congratulated the transplantation team for their life-saving surgery. This significant development underscores the hospital’s commitment to excellence and its ability to provide high-quality care to patients in need, regardless of their economic background.


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