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Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder

Friday, March 26, 2021
By Larissa Biggers, Duke Health
Gillian Noel, MD, shows her stethoscope to liver transplant patient, Noah Mann, as his mother, Talisha Becton (right), looks on

Photo above: Gillian Noel, MD, shows her stethoscope to liver transplant patient, Noah Mann, as his mother, Talisha Becton (right), looks on.

Children younger than age one rarely have liver transplant surgery, which can be especially complex and risky in infants. But the parents of four-month-old Noah Mann knew that this was his only option. Born with a rare metabolic disorder that affects the liver and leads to the accumulation of ammonia in the body, Noah was at risk for developmental delays, brain damage, and death unless he had a liver transplant as soon as possible.

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