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Fortis Hospital: mother donated kidney to save her daughter’s life

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In a loving gesture, mother donated kidney to save her 12-year old daughter’s life at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road

-This is Karnataka’s first Robot assisted paediatric kidney transplant

A 12-year-old girl child suffering from End Stage Kidney failure successfully underwent a Robot assisted living donor kidney transplant at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road. The team of doctors was led by Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy and Dr Sreeharsha Harinatha from the department of Urology, Uro-Oncology, Kidney Transplant and Robotic Surgery.

A multi-disciplinary team of doctors including Dr Aashish Parekh, Consultant – Nephrology, Dr Yogesh Gupta, Consultant-Paediatrics and Dr Shivanand Patil, Consultant- Interventional Cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road and the Anaesthesia team led by Dr Murali Chakravarthy Director, Anaesthesiology and Dr Ashok Anand, Consultant-Anaesthesiology were involved in managing the condition of the patient.

The girl was undergoing dialysis since one year. She was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis (an autoimmune disease that causes immune system to produce proteins called autoantibodies which attack one’s own tissues and organs, including the kidneys) along with hypertension and dilated cardiomyopathy with Ejection Fraction (EF) of 26%.

The child withstood the procedure well, creatinine normalised to 0.46mg/dl on third postoperative day and EF improved to 44% after 1 week following surgery. Ejection fraction (EF) refers to how well the left ventricle (or right ventricle) pumps blood with each heartbeat. Cardiovascular disease accounts for a mortality rate of 36% among all paediatric patients with ESRD, 34% among those undergoing dialysis, and 11% of all paediatric deaths after transplantation.

Fortis Hospital: mother donated kidney to save her daughter’s life

Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy – Director – Urology, Uro oncology, Andrology, Uro Gynaecology, Robotic Surgery & Transplantation at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, explained, “The child was undergoing dialysis since a year and her condition was deteriorating. Owing to her critical condition, the mother decided to donate her kidney and give a fresh lease of life to her daughter. We have performed a Laparoscopic assisted donor nephrectomy and Da Vinci Xi Robot assisted Paediatric Renal Transplant recipient surgery successfully. This is the first instance of Robot Assisted Paediatric transplant in the Fortis network. The child recovered with minimal morbidity and pain. She had come to the hospital on wheelchair and returned home walking with infectious energy.”

 NCBI, (The National Center for Biotechnology Information) states, although end stage renal disease (ESRD) in adults is usually caused by diabetic nephropathy, hypertension, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney, and chronic glomerulonephritis, the primary causes of ESRD in paediatric patients are focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, renal dysplasia, obstructive uropathy, and reflux nephropathy.

 About Fortis Healthcare Limited

Fortis Healthcare Limited – an IHH Healthcare Berhad Company – is a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India. It is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country with 27 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), 4100 operational beds and over 419 diagnostics centres (including JVs). Fortis is present in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the BSE Ltd and National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India. It draws strength from its partnership with global major and parent company, IHH, to build upon its culture of world-class patient care and superlative clinical excellence. Fortis employs 23,000 people (including SRL) who share its vision of becoming the world’s most trusted healthcare network. Fortis offers a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services ranging from clinics to quaternary care facilities and a wide range of ancillary services.

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Bengaluru/Updated on: February 21st 2022