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BENGALURU: A 12-hour advanced liver transplant on a 38-year-old man weighing 160kg, was efficiently performed in Bengaluru just lately. Docs at BGS Gleneagles International Hospital stated the morbidly overweight affected person was affected by liver cirrhosis (Decompensated continual liver illness) and claimed that transplant was accomplished on the heaviest affected person in South India to date.
He was listed for cadaveric liver transplant for greater than three months, failing which he wouldn’t have survived.His signs included jaundice and swelling (fluid assortment) within the stomach area which may result in an an infection. The trigger was presence of fatty liver (extra fats in physique) owing to overeating and lack of train.
Dr Sunil Shenvi, advisor, Multi-Organ Transplantation and HPB surgical procedure, BGS Gleneagles International Hospital, stated, “When the Kolkata-based businessman reached out to us for his liver drawback, he was very weak and required fast medical consideration. Operation on an overweight affected person is dangerous, as publicity is proscribed and medical doctors can not see contained in the physique correctly because of fats. His liver was caught to different organs.”
A staff of transplant surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists and hepatologists carried out the process.
The devices, services and remedy plan for the affected person had been totally different from the standard technique. Administering anaesthesia was difficult because of the presence of fats within the neck area, and as veins had been deep throughout the physique fats, it was robust to manage the IV line.
“The chance for any transplant contains bleeding, bile leak, an infection, hernia and prolonged ICU keep. In case of overweight sufferers, the danger and problems are increased. This affected person was given a much bigger mattress, chair and wheelchairs, and even giant CT scan gear,” Dr Shenvi added.Dr Venugopal B Pillai, HoD and senior advisor, Liver Transplant, BGS Gleneagles International Hospital stated, “The staff determined to do a bariatric surgical procedure concurrently, however the affected person’s situation was feeble, so we deferred it.”