The doctors of Choithram Hospital at Indore on August 28, performed a quite tricky and rare liver transplant operation that happens to have been conducted for the fourth time in the country so far while the other two such transplants have taken place in Japan. A 26-year old IT professional Prakhar Kaushal from Indore, MP, has a rare medical condition called Situs Inversus, in which the heart and liver of a person are on the opposite side, donated a part of liver to his father who is ailing for liver Cirrhosis.
The complex operation of the liver transplant was carried for 11 to 12 hours by Dr. Sudesh Sharda and Dr. Ajay K Jain. Dr. Sharda told news agencies that the surgery conducted on Kaushal was rare as this condition is found in one out of 10,000 people. A team of four doctors performed the complex operation, which if not done on time it could have caused danger to the life of Kaushal’s father, Dr. Sharda added.
The 59- year old recipient (Pradeep Kaushal) on whom the transplant was conducted happens to be in civil defense. While speaking to ANI, his wife Sandhya Kaushal stated that Pradeep was suffering from a liver problem for the past four to five years, after consulting with the doctors, they had suggested a liver transplant.
The complexity of the transplant evidently happened due to Prakhar’s rare disorder of Situs Inversus. The Situs Inversus is a condition in which the arrangement of the internal organs is a mirror image of normal anatomy. It can occur alone (isolated, with no other abnormalities or conditions) or it can occur as part of a syndrome with various other defects. Congenital heart defects are present in about 5-10% of affected people, according to raredisease.info.