- Liver of 28-year-old sufferers was taken out of his physique earlier than being reimplanted.
- The affected person is within the restoration stage after the profitable surgical procedure.
- 20 procedures have been carried out throughout the globe up to now.
KARACHI: Pakistan’s first liver autotransplantation process was efficiently carried out on the Dow College of Well being Sciences (DUHS), Karachi.
The liver of a 28-year outdated affected person, who was affected by most cancers, was taken out of the physique, the tumor was surgically eliminated, broken veins had been reconstructed, and the liver was re-implanted in his physique, officers mentioned.
After the profitable process, the affected person has begun to recuperate, DUHS mentioned.
“Our team of liver transplant surgeons has performed one of the most complex and sophisticated procedures, known as liver autotransplantation”, Vice-Chancellor, Dow College of Well being Sciences (DUHS), Prof Saeed Quraishy mentioned Saturday.
Talking at a seminar on “Liver, Kidney and Bone Marrow Transplants at DUHS Hospital — Meet the Experts”, organised by the Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Memorial Society (MKRMS) on the Ojha Campus of the varsity, Prof Quraishy mentioned a 28-year outdated affected person from Zhob city of Balochistan had reported to DUHS and was recognized with liver most cancers, which had broken some portion of the liver and a few essential veins.
“Under the supervision of eminent liver transplant surgeon Prof Dr Faisal Dar, our team of experts including Dr Jahanzeb Hyder, Dr Muhammad Iqbal, and others performed country’s first liver auto-transplantation. Only around 20 such procedures have been performed in the entire world”, he mentioned, including it’s the first such process carried out wherever within the nation.
He maintained that common liver transplants had been additionally being carried out regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic and up to now, 6 liver transplants have efficiently been performed on the DUHS, including three extra liver transplants can be carried out within the subsequent few days for which, work up is underway.
Liver Transplant Surgeon at DUHS Dr Jahanzeb Hyder mentioned Pakistan yearly wants a whole lot of liver transplants due to liver cancers, and injury as a consequence of hepatitis B and C.
He mentioned the liver is the one organ within the human physique which might regenerate itself so individuals can donate elements of their livers to others for saving their lives.
Professor Rashid Bin Hamid, Kidney Transplant Surgeon on the DUHS mentioned in Pakistan round 20,000 to 25,000 sufferers require kidney transplants because the end-stage renal illness is on the rise however added that solely 1000-1200 individuals have the chance to get renal transplants whereas the remaining sufferers should depend on dialysis for his or her complete life.
Nephrologist Dr Tasaduk Khan mentioned persistent kidney illness was on the rise within the nation as a consequence of endemic diabetes and hypertension, and poor way of life, including that there have been now over 60 million sufferers with kidney illnesses, of whom 50% require dialysis.