Neck organ transplantation was performed in Gliwice

Neck organ transplantation was performed in Gliwice

Extended three-dimensional neck organ transplantation was performed on a 63-year-old patient o at the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice. The transplant restores his ability to breathe, eat and speak normally.

Patient in 2008. underwent a transplant of this organ due to post-inflammatory cirrhosis of the liver, and was constantly taking drugs to prevent rejection. In 2011. due to cancer of the larynx, it was necessary to remove the larynx, developed an extensive fistula skorno throat. Performed in 2012 – 2013 three corrective surgeries did not have the desired effectow. He was breathing through a tracheostomy tube, due to a fistula not mohead to eat normally, not moHe breathed.

On October 13, during an 11-hour operation, Gliwice doctors transplanted his larynx, throat, esophagus, thyroid, parathyroid, hyoid bone, neck muscles and sk shellorna.

– The non-medical indications for this procedure were the patient’s determination, whichory wanted very much and could not imagine that mowould not have had this operation. Due to the permanent tracheostomy, there was a lack of normal breathing, inability to communicate, pharyngo-sk fistulaoThe fistula prevented proper nutrition – said during a press conference in Gliwice, the head of the reconstruction team Prof. Adam Maciejewski.

The argument in favor of transplantation was also based on the fact that the patient was already taking medication to prevent rejection of the. – Prior immunosuppression allows for the development of a certain tolerance mechanismoin whichorych performing another transplant is much safer than primary organ transplantationow – explained Prof. Maciejewski.

Mr. Christopher was present at the conference, but quickly left it due to his scheduled rehabilitation. Journalists were told krotko that he was very satisfied and thanked the doctors for the operation.

The conference was also attended by the first patient whooru prof. Maciejewski and his team in April 2015. transplanted organs of the neck – larynx, trachea, pharynx, esophagus, thyroid gland with parathyroid glands, muscular structures and shell of the skorna of the anterior wall of the neck.

How mowił, he feels fine, and when asked what he would say to Mr. Christopher, he stated: The worst is behind you. Now it will get better every day.

– In each such case, the procedure is individual, zaroBoth in terms of extent and trojdimensional, spatial structure of these elementsow, whichore require reconstruction using a composite graft – noted prof. Maciejewski.

Both of these procedures, however, are among the pioneering roAlso on a global scale, Due to its extent.

Gliwice teamoł surgeonoin reconstructive surgery performs the most surgical reconstructions for cancer in the country each yearow. Annually, he performs 250-300 extensive reconstructions, of which 70 percent of the. covers the head and neck region, 20 percent. – breasts, and 10 percent. – limbs and other organs.

In recent years, doctors at the Gliwice Oncology Center have become famous for several pioneering operations, including twooch transplantoin the face. The first of the operations was performed on May 15, 2013 r. In a 33-year-old inoduring Mr. Gregory’s time, whichory survived a serious accident. It was at the same time the world’s first life-saving face transplant.

The second operation was already planned. In December 2013. Doctors transplanted the face of a 26-year-old in aoAt the time, Ms. Joanna, suffering from neuroblastoma for more than 20 years, looked like anostump – a benign neoplasmor about the genetic background, whichory growing, can be life-threatening and is considered one of the majorown indications for face transplantation. Last year, Gliwice doctors replanted the scalps of twoom women whoore have suffered accidents while working in agriculture.