Muscat, The Gulf Observer: The specialized organ transplantation medical team at the Royal Hospital in Oman achieved a significant milestone by successfully conducting the first autologous kidney transplantation in the country.
The patient had experienced severe bleeding during a cesarean section, leading to a partial hysterectomy and subsequent complete hysterectomy, resulting in extensive damage to the left ureter of the kidney. Facing a complex situation, the medical team opted for a bold approach, undertaking four surgical operations, including the removal of the damaged ureter and a catheter tube placement in the left kidney. Despite the challenging circumstances, the team decided to attempt saving the kidney and performed an autologous kidney transplant, removing the left kidney along with a healthy ureter portion and re-implanting it in the lower abdomen near the urinary bladder.
The successful procedure, which lasted for hours, restored normal kidney function after a brief recovery, allowing the patient to leave the hospital within four days. Subsequent tests confirmed the intact functionality of the kidney in its new location. The medical team celebrated this accomplishment, emphasizing their ability to align with the latest medical advancements and instill hope in patients’ hearts throughout their treatment journey.