MIOT helps save life of 26-yr-old with last-minute liver transplant

Doctors said Gomati’s family was unable to believe how serious the situation was until she slipped into a coma.

Published: 31st July 2016 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2016 06:23 AM   |  A+A-

MIOT helps save

CHENNAI: Twenty-six-year old Gomathi P, a home-maker, had complained of indigestion and vomiting and was diagnosed with jaundice by a neighbourhood clinic in Chrompet. Ten days later, she found that her liver had completely failed and an urgent liver transplant was warranted.

Mother of a five-year-old, Gomati managed to get a second chance at life by receiving a last-minute liver transplant this week after she was put as a “super urgent” case on the statewide organ transplant list.

“About a month ago, I noticed that my urine was darker but didn’t take it seriously. Then I started to vomit and lose my appetite. I was admitted in a clinic for jaundice but I just wasn’t getting better,” said the young mother.

At this point, Gomati’s family was referred to MIOT International, “We conducted a complete check and found that the liver was affected but ruled out hepatitis. Then a special procedure called Trans- Jugular Liver Biopsy clearly showed that she required an emergency transplant,” said Dr T Arul, hepatologist at MIOT.

Doctors at the hospital said Gomati’s family was unable to believe how serious the situation was until she slipped into a coma. 

The family of a 31-year old brain-dead road accident victim admitted in the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital came forward to donate the liver and a seven- hour surgery was performed. “After the surgery, the patient woke up in 12 hours and within 24 hours she was out of life support and by day three she was able to walk,” said Dr. Paari Vijayaragavan, surgeon, Hepato and Biliary and Solid Organ Transplant Department.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp