WINNER: Cordoba hospital

CORDOBA’s Reina Sofía University Hospital has received an award for one of the most innovative treatments in Spanish medicine.

The hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Cordoba, was awarded one of the ‘Best Ideas 2017’ by the Medical Journal in recognition for its liver transplant treatments.

The hospital started the treatment in June 2016 but this year surgeons successfully used a tissue graft to treat a 12-year-old girl who had a congenital defect.

It was the first infantile liver transplant in Andalucia and the first in Spain to use a live donor.

Since then the technique has been used in seven other cases, all with successful outcomes.

Javier Briceño who heads the liver transplant team at the hospital said: “This is a transplant that is very tricky to do and it is all down to the hard work of our surgeons.”


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