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First liver transplant carried out in Puducherry

First liver transplant carried out in Puducherry

A hospital in Puducherry transplanted a liver from a brain dead person to a liver cirrhosis patient the first such operation in the Union Territory.

The liver was retrieved from the victim of a road accident whose family consented to donate his organs. The victims kidneys and corneas were also transplanted to benefit three other people, said a release from the centrally- administered JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research).

The surgery lasted 12 hours and was performed on the patient last week. A team of eight surgeons assisted by four anaesthesiologists and nursing and technical staff carried out the operation, the release said.

 The 38-year-old patient is being managed in a dedicated liver transplant intensive care unit. “The patient is recovering well and will be discharged in a weeks time,” it stated.

The director of JIPMER, S C Parija, said the institute had established the liver transplant facility a few months ago after completing legal formalities. Equipment worth over Rs 2 crore were procured and installed in the institute for the purpose.

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Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2016. she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. She can be contacted at Contact no. 011-43720751
Source: PTI

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