Written by Staff Writer
21 Apr, 2015 | 5:38 pm
Indian media reports that world’s largest kidney weighing at 2.75 kilogrammes has been removed by a group of Indian surgeons from a person who was suffering from Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
The patient who marked the record was suffering from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) for a couple of years and was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram hospital(SRGH) last month following chronic renal failure with severe pain in abdomen and the passing of blood in urine.
Surgeons of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi arrived at a decision to remove both the kidneys of the patient as a life saving procedure, while the other reason was the deteriorating condition despite being admitted to the hospital.
However, the three hour long surgery was quite successful. Consultant Urological Surgeon at SGRH Dr. Manu Gupta, the one who performed the long surgery which lasted for three hours said that the procedure was quite challenging as a normal kidneys weigh 130 grams approximately whereas this kidney weighed 2.75 kgs which is 20 times more and was stuck to the surrounding intestines.
“Even the second kidney of the patient also weighed 2.5 kilogrammes and had to be removed in an another surgery a week later,” Gupta said and added that altogether, the patient’s body was bearing an extra weight of about 5 kilogrammes.
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