Rare AB+ to B+ Living Donor Liver Transplant
Details of the Patient
- Patient’s Name: Mr. Gajanan Thamke
- Patient’s Gender: male
Symptoms shown by the Patient
An Overview of the Case
Mr. Gajanan Thamke visited Dr. Gaurav Gupta with symptoms of coagulopathy and ascites. After diagnosis, Dr. Gaurav and his team concluded that Mr. Gajanan has Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and he would require an immediate liver transplant. The patient’s blood group was B+, so liver donation can only be done by family members with a B+ or O+ blood group.
Unfortunately, none of the family members of Mr. Gajanan suited the blood group requirement. Dr. Gaurav and his team decided to wait in case a suitable liver donor could be found. However, time was running out for Mr. Gajanan, his condition was getting worse. He needed frequent ascitic tapping and his kidney was getting injured.
Dr. Gaurav Gupta, one of the best liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai and his team had a frank discussion with Mr. Gajanan and his family stating that there was not much time left and he required a liver transplant urgently. The team discussed with patient about the possibility of ABO incompatible liver transplant, where a transplant is performed from any blood group donor. The patient’s 23 year old daughter – Ms. Jayshree had an AB+ blood group which was incompatible. After some CT scans and tests, Jayshree was found suitable for the liver transplant.
So, Dr. Gaurav decided to proceed with utmost precaution as such transplants are at risk of developing biliary complications. The doctor decided to modify the surgical procedure by making changes in how they would cut and join the bile duct.
Medical Tests Performed
Feedback from the Patient
Q. My brother is hospitalized in Nair hospital since last 15days because of alcoholic liver infection, not getting improvement .. So i want to consult with you.
If you want to know more, you can refer the article on Alcohol Liver Disease.
Q. My wife has issue with abdomen pain & according to Dr the lever is fatty We have done USG of upper & lower abdomen & it shows bit enlargement of lever What shall we do next
Q. What can potentially cause damage liver?
- Too Much Vitamin A From Supplements
- Excess intake of Soft Drinks
- Too much sugar
Q. I have had high chronic liver enzymes for the past 10 years, and in this time i visited several doctors, some of them diagnosed my condition to be gilbert syndrome. My bilurbin range is 2 to 5 as both direct and indirect, whereas elevated Alt range is 60 to 100, and my Alp remains within the normal range. Hcv pcr is negative, hbv is also negative, wilson disease is negative, and no hemochromatiis has been detected. I had got my ultrasound done in January this year (2021), everything was normal then and my mrcp was fine too. For the past few months my upper right part of the abdomen has been aching, but that happens only when i walk, otherwise i don’t experience any pain at all. Can i know what is the cause of high alt and bilurbin? Do i have some issue related to liver or is it something else?