August 26th 2020
Rare Liver Transplant saves 63-year-old
KOCHI: In a commendable feat, a team of doctors at Kochi’s VPS Lakeshore Hospital successfully cured a patient suffering from hepatopulmonary syndrome by employing a novel treatment technique of liver transplantation. According to Dr Abhishek Yadav, head of the Comprehensive Liver Care Institute at the hospital, Surajmal, 63, from Chennai, was suffering from a rare complication of liver cirrhosis called severe hepatopulmonary syndrome, a condition in which the normal oxygen exchange in the body is compromised. Surajmal had just about 35 per cent of oxygen in his blood compared to 100 per cent in a normal individual.