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Coimbatore

City hospital successfully performs liver transplant on 25-year-old woman

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: City-based private KG Hospital successfully performed a liver transplant on a 25-year-old Indian origin woman from Dubai and a kidney transplant on a 43-year-old man recently.

Both the patients are now in good health, Hospital Chairman G. Bakthavathsalam said in a release on Saturday.

The liver and kidney were harvested from a 28-year-old male patient, a resident of Tirupur, who had a previous history of heart ailment.

Stating that in 2015, he underwent a cardiac surgery and was on blood thinner since then, Bakthavathsalam said that the patient complained of headache and giddiness on January 29 and brought to the hospital in deep coma, after remaining unresponsive to treatment in Tirupur hospital.

After doing the neuro-imaging and the established procedures, a team of doctors, including a neurosurgeon, found brain stem bleeding and declared the patient brain dead.

The medical condition of the patient was explained to the patient’s family members and after getting their consent it was decided to harvest the organs.

“Doctors performed the marathon surgery, stretching over 6 hours, and harvested the organs such as the liver, kidneys, eyes, skin and bones of the brain dead patient and performed transplants on January 30,” he said.

As per the registry of the Transplantation Authority of Tamil Nadu, the liver and one kidney were allotted to KG Hospital, while another kidney to KMCH Hospital, eyes to Aravind Hospital, and, skin and bones to Ganga Hospital in the city.

The recipients of the liver and kidney are doing well, he said.

COIMBATORE WEATHER