Mumbai: Teenage girl undergoes India’s first successful unilateral hand transplant
Mumbai: A team of doctors performed a successful unilateral hand transplant on a teenage girl on Friday, the first such procedure in the country.
Samiya Mansuri, an 18-year-old girl from Bharuch, Gujarat, was born with a congenital deformity on her right hand.
Her forearm and hand were severely underdeveloped.
The family consulted Nilesh Satbhai, Sr. Consultant Plastic, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgeon, Global Hospitals, Parel seeking a hand transplant.
After she turned 18, Samiya was physiologically and legally eligible to register for a hand transplant and a 52-year-old woman’s family from Indore generously donated an arm that could be used for Samiya.
The teen was rushed to Global Hospital for the transplant which was successfully completed after 13 hours of surgery.
“This transplant was done for the congenital absence of hand," a release issued here stated.
(With UNI inputs)