PKLI successfully perform paediatric liver transplant


The Liver Transplantation Program at Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre (PKLI&RC) continues to reach milestones.

The hospital has performed five successful paediatric transplant surgeries and, the rest are in process.

The first patient admitted to the hospital was a 3-year-old kid. He had developed Biliary Atresia and DCLD. His surgery was performed on July 26, 2021. His mother had donated him the liver for transplantation.

The second patient was Muhammad Shayyan, a 6-years-old boy. He was diagnosed case of Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis. His surgery was carried on August 08, 2021.

The third patient was 15-month-old Muhammad Afzal who was a known case of Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis Type 2 underwent Liver Transplant surgery on September 08, 2021. Similarly, a 12-year-old boy had developed Autosomal Recessive Neonatal Sclerosing Cholangitis.

His surgery was conducted on September 15, 2021. The fifth liver surgery was done on October 21, 2021. In all five surgeries, four mothers and a father donated livers to save the life of their kids. The families are from Lahore, Shakargarh, Daska and Islamabad.

All patients have been discharged and leading towards a healthy life. Their parents were extremely happy and calm seeing their children coming back to a normal life.

On the occasion, Dr Ihsanul Haq, Program Director Liver transplantation, Consultant Liver transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery stated that the hospital is providing state-of-the-art care to the patients and serving them as per the hospital’s mission.

He whole-heartedly congratulated Dr Iqtedar Seerat, Head and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology for his unwavering efforts in establishing the successful Paediatric Transplant Program at PKLI.


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