Eight-month-old Iyaad Syed.
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Baby boy saved by implant liver cells

It was a miracle for one family and could give hope to many more.

Doctors in London have cured a baby boy of a life-threatening disease which was destroying his liver.

They used a ground-breaking new procedure implanting cells which acted as a temporary liver, to allow the damaged organ to recover.

Researchers say the breakthrough could have far reaching consequences.

The BBC's medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 15 Nov 2011
  • From the section Health