Pediatric Liver Transplant in the Philippines

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The first successful pediatric liver transplant by a team of all-Filipino medical team from the newly established Center for Liver Disease Management and Transplantation of the Medical City was conducted last January 7, 2011.

Three-year-old Catherine Erica Buenaventura who suffered from End-Stage liver disease with complications was the first pediatric patient. The team removed Erica’s entire liver and replacing it with a graft or a portion of her uncle’s liver. According to the president and CEO of Medical City Dr. Alfredo Bengzon, this is the first time a successful pediatric liver transplant has been performed in the Philippines by an all-Filipino medical staff.

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One comment on “Pediatric Liver Transplant in the Philippines

    sa galing ng mga Doctor natin dapat lang na dito na ginagawa yang ganyang klase ng operation, hindi na kailangan pumunta pa ng taiwan.. SPEEDY RECOVERY SAYO GIRL!!!

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