2.5 Month Old Baby Undergoes Rare Liver Transplantation Surgery
Prof. Dr. Yalcin Polat, MD, who is the Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital head of Organ Transplant Unit and along with his team performed a “rare” liver transplant on a two and a half- month-old baby boy weighing 5 kilos.Bosnian Ehlimana and Elmedin Husibegovic couple’s 2.5-months-old baby had a neonatal jaundice, yellowing of the palms of the hands or soles of the feet. They realized that she was diagnosed with biliary arthritis meaning congenital anomaly of the biliary tract. A liver transplantaton surgery should be performed as soon as possible. Family started to own searches which country and hospital is the best on organ transplantation. After searching from internet, they found that Turkey is one of the most important country in the world in terms of organ transplantation and the average success rate of a liver transplant is 93.8% in Memorial Hospitals. Husibegovic family decided to come Turkey for their daughter’s organ transplantation. The critical liver transplant was performed successfully by the team at the Memorial Hospital Groups led by Prof. Dr. Yalcin Polat, Chief Transplant Surgeon, on the baby girl, who was suffering from biliary arthritis. Ema’s health was getting well and she regained her health in a short period of time, and her yellow skin color immediately returned to normal.