Log In

 
Company : Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG) 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2:22PM IST (8:52AM GMT)
 
HCG performs the first auto liver transplantation in Karnataka
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd, The Specialist in Cancer Care, performed the first auto liver transplantation ( Ex Vivo liver resection) in Karnataka.

Thimme Gowda, 64 year old patient, from Bangalore, was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with Hepato Cellular Carcinoma, at a private hospital in the city. His condition was critical and was referred to HCG from another oncologist for a second opinion.

Dr. Sanjay Govil, Liver Transplant Surgeon, HCG, said, "Initially the patient had began to notice a feeling of abdominal fullness and loss of appetite since April 2012. He first went to another private hospital in the city and an ultra sound scan detected large tumor in the liver, in the size of a large melon that was in the centre of his liver. The tumor was awkwardly situated at a site where it partially obstructed all three Hepatic veins that carried blood out of the liver towards the heart. Any attempt at trying to remove the tumour by standard surgery would result in profuse bleeding from these veins that were likely to be injured while removing the tumour. The other oncologist was kind enough to seek a second opinion from the specialist and refer the patient."

He further adds. "We analyzed the case in detail. The procedure adopted was to remove the liver from the patient's body so that we could wash it in a preservative solution (HTK solution) and keep it in ice so that the liver could survive a number of hours without blood flow. We therefore chose this approach - called 'Ex-vivo' resection - literally meaning 'out of body'- also called 'Bench Surgery' (because it is done on the bench next to the patient) and 'Auto-transplantation' - meaning that the patient's own healthy liver is transplanted back into his body. We were able to perform the operation safely with very little blood transfusion. The patients liver function is very good postoperatively and he is recovering slowly. Ex –Vivo resection is performed in the specific instance where the tumour involves either the veins draining the liver or the main vein draining blood back to the heart - where considerable blood loss is anticipated. This case highlights not only a rare and unusual operation, but also the importance of referral to specialists before denying treatment to someone and the importance of patients getting a second opinion for major illnesses.

About HCG

Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd, (HCG), The Specialist in Cancer Care, headquartered in Bangalore with over 25 cancer centers is South Asia's largest cancer care network. HCG has defined the future of cancer care in India by designing, building and managing cancer care centres with a committed vision. HCG focuses on cancer care treatment, imaging and laboratory services, clinical trials and research services. The vision of HCG is to make high quality cancer care accessible by adopting global innovations to all segments of the society

 
For News Release background on Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG) click here
 
Media Contact Details
Satish Manjunath, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd.(HCG), +91 97412 37830
 
 
Submit your press release
More News from Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG)

28/11/2017 3:20PM Image

Expertise and Radio Surgery Helps a Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient Achieve a Rare Success in Record Time in India

HCG Apex Cancer Centre organised a press conference along with a specialised radiation oncologist to showcase the successful treatment of an 83-year old patient suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia with the help of ...

13/11/2017 12:56PM Image

Winning Over Cancer with Help from HCG - The Specialists in Cancer Care

Teachers play an integral part in shaping the society through imparting knowledge, etiquettes and values. Their incessant communication instils aspirations and motivates students to achieve the finest. However, in the ...

22/08/2017 3:21PM

Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd Announces Partnership with Suchirayu Hospital to Provide Access to Best in Tertiary Care Services in North Karnataka

Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd announces the partnership with Suchirayu Hospital to provide the best in tertiary care services in Hubbali and North Karnataka. This strategic partnership through an operations and ...

Similar News

13/12/2017 7:50PM Image

Tata Housing Becomes the First Real Estate Company to Win an Award for Corporate Excellence at CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2017

Tata Housing, one of the leading real estate development companies in India, today announced its win at CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2017, for outstanding accomplishment of corporate excellence in sustainability. With ...

No Image

13/12/2017 6:31PM Image

Aster Celebrates 30 Years of Quality Healthcare with a Year of Giving Back Initiatives

Aster DM Healthcare hosted its 30th Anniversary event to celebrate 3 decades of service as well as the culmination of its Aster@30 2017 campaign. The event also brought to light the social responsibility initiatives and ...