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KARACHI: In a primary for Pakistan, the Dow College of Well being Sciences (DUHS), Karachi, carried out a liver autotransplantation process efficiently.
The liver of a 28-year previous affected person, who was affected by most cancers, was taken out of the physique, the tumor was surgically eliminated, broken veins have been reconstructed, and the liver was re-implanted in his physique, officers mentioned.
After the profitable process, the affected person has begun to get better, DUHS mentioned.
“Our crew of liver transplant surgeons has carried out some of the advanced and complex procedures, often 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 Specialists”, organised by the Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Memorial Society (MKRMS) on the Ojha Campus of the varsity, Prof Quraishy mentioned a 28-year previous affected person from Zhob city of Balochistan had reported to DUHS and was identified with liver most cancers, which had broken some portion of the liver and a few necessary veins.
“Below the supervision of eminent liver transplant surgeon Prof Dr Faisal Dar, our crew of specialists together with Dr Jahanzeb Hyder, Dr Muhammad Iqbal, and others carried out nation’s first liver auto-transplantation. Solely round 20 such procedures have been carried out in all the world”, he mentioned, including it’s the first such process carried out wherever within the nation.
He maintained that common liver transplants have been additionally being carried out regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic and up to now, 6 liver transplants have efficiently been finished on the DUHS, including three extra liver transplants could 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 bunch of liver transplants due to liver cancers, and harm as a consequence of hepatitis B and C.
He mentioned the liver is the one organ within the human physique which may regenerate itself so individuals can donate components 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 continual 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 ailments, of whom 50% require dialysis.
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