Universal Hospital doctors successfully execute one of the unique spinal cord transplantation in Pune
In the first of two operations conducted on Mansoor, surgeons removed patient's mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow and they transplanted the stem cells and growth factors harvested impregnated on a scaffold graft into the spinal cord defect, which had been cut through in gunshot bullet injury . They had just a few drops of material to work with - about 500,000 cells. The doctors believe the stem cells provided a pathway to enable fibres above and below the injury to reconnect, using the nerve grafts to bridge the gap in the cord. The team led by Dr. Anant Bagul was more than ably supported by Dr. Anand Katkar, Dr Shrinivas Shintre, Dr. Sachin Kaushik, Dr. Dipak Poman and Dr. Manoj Bansode respectively.