1-year-old boy from Gujarat undergoes liver transplant in Navi Mumbai, recovers...

Contributions from the Tata Foundation Trust and a grant from Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai’s Corporate Social Responsibility unit made up the difference. The transplant was performed at Apollo Hospitals in CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai, in February. The couple was desperately looking for help when an NGO, Transplants – Help the Poor Foundation, stepped in. A critically ill one-year-old baby, weighing 6.5kg, underwent a liver transplant surgery in Navi Mumbai recently and has recovered well, making him the smallest infant in Maharashtra to have successfully faced such a procedure, doctors said on Thursday. I pray for her speedy recovery.”Dr Narendra Trivedi, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, said: “I am glad that we could save the life of an infant through this complex surgery.

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A critically ill one-year-old baby, weighing 6.5kg, underwent a liver transplant surgery in Navi Mumbai recently and has recovered well, making him the smallest infant in Maharashtra to have successfully faced such a procedure, doctors said on Thursday. The transplant was performed at Apollo Hospitals in CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai, in February.

The infant, Ram Mistry, was discharged in the last week of March, hospital authorities revealed at a press conference held on Thursday when baby Ram returned for a check-up. Ram had a rare congenital condition called biliary atresia, which progressed to advanced liver cirrhosis, and within months of birth, he was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease, which made it critical to do the transplant. Dr Darius Mirza, a multi-organ transplant Lead at Apollo Hospitals, said: “Biliary atresia is a rare disease in newborns, where the liver’s bile ducts are absent.

It requires early surgical correction, which only works in 40% of the cases.

In this case, the transplant was needed very early in life.” Based in Gujarat, his father Pritesh Mistry, 32, is a construction mixer supplier, while his mother Ishani Mistry, 27, is a homemaker.


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