Intestinal transplant saves man`s life
Gurgaon: A team of 30 doctors at Medanta Hospital successfully transplanted the intestines of a 30-year-old man in November 2012, a hospital spokesperson said here Friday.
The 10-hour surgery was conducted by a team of 30 doctors in Nov 2012 at the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, the spokesperson said.
Himanshu Singh, 30, had a rare disorder which necessitated the removal of his small intestines. He waited three years for a suitable donor.
"It was a rarest of the rare case and we were hopeless as 95 percent of his small intestines were removed," J.P. Singh, Himanshu`s father, told IANS.
Resident of Ghaziabad, Himanshu was an IT professional. In Dec 2009, he complained of severe abdominal pain and was rushed to a local hospital.
"He was diagnosed with thrombosis of the main vein of the intestine which resulted in loss of blood supply to most of his intestine," A.S. Soin, chairman, Institute of Liver Transplantation at Medanta, said.
Himanshu was dependent on intravenous nutrition for three years.
The donor was a deceased 20-year-old man, Soin said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Why do politicians show concern about Dalits during elections only?
- Why do politicians show concern about Dalits during elections only? Part II
- Why do politicians show concern about Dalits during elections only? Part III
- Why do politicians show concern about Dalits during elections only? Part IV
- Rajinikanth's 'Kabali' releases early morning at 6 am in Mumbai!
- 120 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in wide-scale operations by Afghan army, cops
- China, Pakistan launch first joint border patrols near Xinjiang
- Mamta Kulkarni breaks silence to rebuff drug racket reports, says glamour does not tantalize her anymore
- India stands with Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism: PM Narendra Modi to Sheikh Hasina
- It's Marlon Samuels vs Virat Kohli: How two batting mainstays will decide the course of West Indies-India series