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 had been reconstructed, and the liver was re-implanted in his physique, officers stated.

After the profitable process, the affected person has begun to get well, DUHS stated.

“Our workforce of liver transplant surgeons has carried out one of the advanced and complex procedures, generally known as liver autotransplantation”, Vice-Chancellor, Dow College of Well being Sciences (DUHS), Prof Saeed Quraishy stated Saturday.

A photograph from the liver transplant surgical procedure. — Photograph by creator

Talking at a seminar on “Liver, Kidney and Bone Marrow Transplants at DUHS Hospital — Meet the Consultants”, organised by the Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Memorial Society (MKRMS) on the Ojha Campus of the varsity, Prof Quraishy stated 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.

“Beneath the supervision of eminent liver transplant surgeon Prof Dr Faisal Dar, our workforce 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 stated, including it’s the first such process carried out anyplace within the nation.

He maintained that common liver transplants had been additionally being carried out regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic and thus far, 6 liver transplants have efficiently been performed 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 stated Pakistan yearly wants a whole lot of liver transplants due to liver cancers, and injury attributable to hepatitis B and C.

He stated the liver is the one organ within the human physique which might 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 stated 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 must depend on dialysis for his or her total life.

Nephrologist Dr Tasaduk Khan stated persistent kidney illness was on the rise within the nation attributable to endemic diabetes and hypertension, and poor life-style, including that there have been now over 60 million sufferers with kidney ailments, of whom 50% require dialysis.

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