Chennai man walks with 5 kidneys after third transplant – ET HealthWorld

CHENNAI: A 41-year-old man, who underwent a third kidney transplant, walked out of the hospital with five kidneys. On Tuesday, after his first set of post-operation checks, surgeons at Madras Medical Mission said he is recovering well. The transplant team also said they were now confident that a third renal transplantation constitutes a valid therapeutic option for select patients. In 1994, when the patient was 14, his kidneys failed, prompting his first transplant that lasted nine years. The second was in 2005 and was functional for 12 years. But, for…

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