Success rates and cures are high with pediatric liver transplants. More than 90% of children who receive liver transplants survive the first year and more than 80% survive five years.
Paediatric Liver Transplant Recipients
A two-year-old girl from Oman gets a second life after a complex surgery was performed by a team of doctors at the at the Global Hospital. Baby Yasmin developed hepatic coma after she was attacked by Hepatitis A. Fortunately, she was tracked in the early stages of the ailment, which prevented her falling into a rapidly looming liver failure. The doctors at Oman referred her to Dr Naresh Shanmugam, a child liver specialist at the Global Health City, Chennai. Yasmin was then airlifted from Oman and was admitted at Global Health City in a very critical condition, She had a brain swelling, blood coagulopathy, very high ammonia, jaundice, secondary to liver failure.
A 10 hour complex auxiliary liver transplant was performed by Prof Mohamed Rela and team where the damaged portion of Yasmin’s liver was removed and replaced with a small portion of her uncle’s liver. She is now kept alive by the donor’s liver but her own liver has also started functioning.