Doctors reconstruct artificial bladder of 17-yr-old before kidney transplant | DNA India

Thursday, 26 March 2015 – 7:48pm IST

In a complex treatment protocol, doctors at BLK hospital here first recreated and enlarged Ravi’s bladder and trained him to empty the bladder himself before doing the kidney transplant.

A 17-year-old boy combating three life-threatening problems is now on the path to recovery thanks to doctors at a private hospital here who reconstructed an artificial bladder before taking him through a kidney transplant.

Faced with three life-threatening problems, Ravi Tomar had almost given up hope. He was born with a spinal cord defect which caused trouble in his bladder and eventually led to kidney failure. In a complex treatment protocol, doctors at BLK hospital here first recreated and enlarged Ravi’s bladder and trained him to empty the bladder himself before doing the kidney transplant.

“Ravi’s case was complex. He was born with a spinal cord defect called Spina Bifida (Meningomyelocele). This condition weakened his bladder functions because the nerves supplying blood to the bladder were damaged by the defect of the spine.

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