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Newborn gets a new lease of life

NYOOOZ 2019-09-12 00:00:00

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre in Chennai set a new record in liver transplant surgeries by performing it on a one-month-old boy, the youngest child to undergo liver transplantation in India. So, as a temporary solution, peritoneal dialysis was performed on him to control ammonia levels and then he was brought to Chennai for liver transplant. Dr Mohamed Rela, chairman and managing director of Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre, said, “Quick diagnosis and timely supportive measures were initiated and that prevented the child from having brain damage. Performing such a complex surgery and managing the baby during post-operative period requires a skilled team. We are extremely pleased to see that the baby is back to mother’s milk from protein free artificial feeds.”*Name changed