By Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe | Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe
Luciana is a little two-year-old girl who, one week after being born, was referred to our Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe due to a jaundice pathology. She was subsequently diagnosed with an orphan disease called biliary atresia.
During Luciana’s admission process, our team of specialists did multiple tests to determine the condition of the patient. One of the tests the team was able to perform was an endoscopy, which allowed diagnosing in a timely manner that an inflammation of the stomach and esophagus veins caused bleeding in that area, meaning that Luciana required surgery. The procedure was performed through the interventionism service, a minimally invasive technique for the patient.
After the surgery, Luciana went home for the first time. She needed to wait a few months for her to reach the ideal weight and height to be able to have a liver transplant. Such procedure was carried out at our Hospital when Luciana turned seven months old, with a transplant from a living donor: her mother.
“I am immensely grateful to the Hospital for looking out for its patients, for those kids that arrive day in and day out with complex diseases. I am also incredibly grateful to the team of professionals who were always willing to help us and give encouragement by telling us that everything was going to be OK. My sincere thanks to all of them, who put their whole Soul into this beautiful job of saving lives.” Paola, Luciana’s mom.
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