Dad's liver gives Jeremy new lease of life

Dr Dale Loh (centre), senior consultant in NUH Department of Paediatric Surgery, is among the team operating on 22-month-old Jeremy Guo, whose damaged liver was replaced with a healthy slice from his father.
Dr Dale Loh (centre), senior consultant in NUH Department of Paediatric Surgery, is among the team operating on 22-month-old Jeremy Guo, whose damaged liver was replaced with a healthy slice from his father. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

Jeremy Guo was 22 months old when he underwent a 12-hour operation to replace his damaged liver with a healthy slice from his father. Today, the two-year-old is bubbly and boisterous, having overcome biliary atresia, where the bile ducts carrying bile from the liver to the gall bladder are absent. The Straits Times was given unprecedented access to document the life-saving procedure done by National University Hospital experts. We present, in words and pictures, the trials and triumph of the Guo family.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2015, with the headline 'Dad's liver gives Jeremy new lease of life'. Print Edition | Subscribe