9-month pregnant woman gets new liver.

19 maio

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A 19-year-old woman who suffered from acute liver failure during pregnancy was saved after a 12-hour transplant surgery here. The child was also delivered successfully which is rare, claim doctors.
The surgery took place at Sir Ganga Ram hospital(SGRH).The patient, Swati Kumari, suffered from acute liver failure in the 38th week of pregnancy due to hepatitis E infection, said the doctors. She was admitted to a hospital in her hometown Patna with severe jaundice and referred to SGRH later.

“The problem in her case was that she required urgent liver transplantation as a life-saving procedure, however, that could put the unborn child at risk of anaesthesia and death. If we had decided to conduct the delivery then the patient would have been at risk of severe uncontrolled bleeding because of thinning blood,” said Dr Naimish Mehta, the liver transplant surgeon.

The woman went into spontaneous labour on the…

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