Due to a life-threating deterioration of her liver condition as well as diabetes, Amram needed a combined liver and pancreas transplant.
A rare liver and pancreas transplant surgery took place last Monday at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center.
Hila Amram, aged 13 and a half, from Be’er Tuvia, was born with congenital heart disease which led to liver failure and suffers from diabetes as well.
Due to a life-threatening deterioration of her liver condition together as well as her diabetes, Amram was in need of a combined liver and pancreas transplant – an extremely rare operation.
The double-organ transplant, which not only saved Amram’s life but also freed her from her dependence on insulin, was rendered even more complicated when the internal organs of the donor body were found in reverse order from their normal position. This rare condition required the training and skills of top surgeons.
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Photo Credit: Hila Amram with Dr. Weisbord.Credit: Schneider Hospital spokesperson