Kochi hospital performs dual live-donor transplant on child

A 20-month-old girl, Parvathy, weighing only 7kg, got a new lease of life after doctors in Kochi performed a complex surgery where a live-donor liver and kidney transplant took place at the same time.

This is the first time in the world that a dual live-donor liver and kidney transplant surgery has been performed on such a small child, said a surgeon at Aster Medcity, Kochi, Dr Mathew Jacob.

The girl's father and grandmother were identified as the liver and kidney donors, respectively.

After the 20-hour surgery, Parvathy is now recovering well and has started gaining weight, said the doctors.

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