An 11-year-old British boy is the first child ever to undergo a stem cell surgery that helped him grow a new windpipe. Through this, Ciaran Finn-Lynch can now breathe on his own.
It was the doctors at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital that counducted the trachea transplant in March this year. During the surgery, the doctors took stem cells from Ciaran’s bone marrow and injected them into a donor windpipe which had been stripped of its own cells. After that, the organ was implanted into the boy, and then the stem cells were allowed to transform themselves in his own body. By using Ciaran’s own cells, the doctors could avoid the potential problem of his immune system rejecting the organ. A few weeks ago, the blood supply successfully returned to his windpipe, which make the doctors acknowledge the performance as a huge success. This surgery opens up doors to similar surgeries on adults, and other stem cell procedures on children.
When the Novasans website is launched later this fall, you will find many interesting articles about stem cell surgery and the possibility to go abroad for stem cell treatments.First child to undergo Stem Cell Surgery Successfully