7.4kg kid­ney cut from man

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

IN­DIAN sur­geons have cut a kid­ney weigh­ing the same as a bowl­ing ball out of a man with a life-threat­en­ing ge­netic con­di­tion.

The 7.4kg kid­ney is one of the big­gest ever re­moved.

“It was a huge lump that was oc­cu­py­ing half of his ab­domen. We knew it was a big kid­ney but never thought it would be this heavy,” said Sachin Kathuria, a mem­ber of the sur­gi­cal team. A nor­mal kid­ney weighs about 120-150g and is 12cm long.

Kathuria said the man’s kid­ney was nearly 45cm long.

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