Follow Us on Social Media

Home Apollo in news

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai saves the life of a 66 year old woman by a successful liver transplant from a boy who was declared brain dead

Posted by Apollo Hospitals | 10 Feb,2015

My mother would suffer bouts of unconsciousness and remain in that state for a few days. It was due to a dysfunctional liver. In October 2014, we registered with the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation (ZCCK). Our prayers were answered when doctors safely transplanted the baby’s liver into my mother’s body, for his parents, the child is still alive in my mother”, said the recipient’s son

Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, who operated on the patient, told that the ages of the donor and recipient made the surgery even more challenging. “What matters most in an organ transplant is the compatibility of the organ, based on its size. In an adult’s body, the liver is about 1.5% of the total body weight. In a child’s body, the percentage is much higher. We had to make sure the recipient’s body weight increases by not more than 0.8 to 1% of the total body weight. These calculations are extremely meticulous and the decisions are taken by a panel of surgeons,” said Dr.Mahesh Goppasetty , Liver transplant surgeon, Apollo hospitals, Chennai.



Apollo Avatar
Posted by:Apollo Hospitals
10 Feb,2015
Get the best of health related stories delivered to your inbox.

Health Library Blog

Related Articles

View All
News Banner
Clinical Excellence

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has successfully perf...

Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completes India’s first true robotic bariatric surgery on a 50-year-old woman from Banglade...

Date: 21 Sep,2021
News Banner
Clinical Excellence

Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow ...

Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow has performed its second Living Donor Transplant surgery. A 45-year-ol...

Date: 15 Sep,2021
News Banner
Clinical Excellence

Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore is the first hospit...

Apollo Hospitals Bangalore has announced the successful completion of 100 robotics cardiac surgeries at its dedicated...

Date: 09 Sep,2021
Quick Book

Request A Call Back