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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
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ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 32, No. 4, 2014, pp. 696-700
Bioline Code: hn14136
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2014, pp. 696-700

 en Initiation of Liver Transplantation in Bangladesh: Report on the First Two Successful Cases
Ali, Mohammad; Gupta, Subash; Zafar, S.M.A.; Rashid, Mamunur; Husain, Muhd. Mustaque; Rabbi, Hashim; Ahmed, A.H.M. Tanvir; Akhtar, K.M. & Alam, Hasina

Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Chronic liver disease due to many causes is prevalent in a significant percentage of the Bangladeshi population. Until recently, liver transplantation facilities were not available, and ESLD patients were dying without treatment. Liver transplantation is a complex procedure that requires integrated and organized approach by a multidisciplinary team. The initiation of liver transplantation in Bangladesh has faced many difficulties. These difficulties have been encountered and overcome in phases. We have successfully performed the first two living-donor liver transplantations (LDLTs) in Bangladesh. The recipient of the first LDLT was a 42-year man with cryptogenic cirrhosis, and the second one was a male of 35 years, suffering from HBV cirrhosis. Both the recipients and donors are doing well and relishing the prospect of a normal life. These two successful liver transplantations are milestones in the development of liver transplantation services in Bangladesh.

Keywords
First liver transplantation; Liver transplantation; Liver transplantation initiation; Bangladesh

 
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