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Housewife successfully undergoes Lung Transplantation

Housewife successfully undergoes Lung Transplantation

A homemaker aged 27 years old hailing from Andhra Pradesh's Ongole District faced a life-threatening situation when she accidentally consumed a weed killer (pesticide) mixed with Fruit juice in Pet bottle.

Initially, she had been admitted at a hospital in her hometown.  After symptomatic support treatment, she was discharged from the hospital that very night. But later complained of difficulty in breathing. Further examinations by doctors revealed that her lungs were severely affected.

The Doctors’ upon realizing their situation reached out to Dr. Govini Balasubramani, Program Director – Thoracic Organ Transplant, Gleneagles Health City Chennai for an opinion. Dr Govini verified the medical reports of the patient and based on the reports he instructed the Doctors to immediately shift to Gleneagles Health City for timely treatment. 

 “Upon arrival, she was in a near-death situation as it had reached almost 125 which was many times higher than normal.  She was subsequently enlisted into the state organ transplant registry as a cadaveric lung transplant recipient,” said Dr Govini 

“Within five days, a transplant alert was received, and a suitable donor lung was identified. The transplant was successfully conducted, leading to the removal of both ECMO and ventilatory support. She is now breathing on her own and will soon be discharged,” added, Dr. Govini Balasubramani.

“The family, originally facing a dire situation, was fortunate to receive timely medical intervention, showcasing the significance of prompt and specialized care in critical cases,” said, Dr Apar Jindal, Program Director – Lung Transplant & Head of Department Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Gleneagles Health City Chennai. 

“It was a successful operation at Gleneagles Health City Chennai, and we congratulate Dr Apar Jindal and the entire team of experienced doctors who are willing to take up challenges not only in Chennai but across the Country,” concluded Dr Nageswar Rao K, Chief Executive Officer, Gleneagles Health City Chennai.