World’s largest kid­ney, weigh­ing 7.4 kg, re­moved

The Asian Age - - Delhi Special - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Sur­geons at a lead­ing city hospi­tal have re­moved a kid­ney weigh­ing 7.4 kilo­gram, claimed to be the world’s largest, from the ab­domen of a 56-year-old man.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr Sachin Kathuria, the urol­ogy con­sul­tant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospi­tal, the kid­ney, which was re­moved after a two-hour-long surgery per­formed re­cently, had oc­cu­pied al­most the en­tire ab­domen of the pa­tient.

To put things into per­spec­tive, doc­tors ex­plained that the kid­ney weighed more than two hu­man new­born ba­bies com­bined. A nor­mal kid­ney weighs about 120-150 grams. The di­men­sions of the re­moved kid­ney are 32x21.8 cm and this hap- pens to be the largest kid- ney re­moved till date glob- ally.

“Although pre-op­er­a­tive scans showed a huge kid­ney, we did not ex­pect that it would be the heav­i­est,” said Dr Kathuria.

The Guin­ness Book of World Records re­ports a kid­ney weigh­ing 4.25 kg as the world’s largest kid­ney till now which was re­moved by doc­tors at a hospi­tal in 2017 from a pa­tient suf­fer­ing from poly­cys­tic kid­ney dis­ease.

Doc­tors from Sir Ganga Ram Hospi­tal are plan­ning to ap­ply to the Guin­ness World Records in con­nec­tion with this par­tic­u­lar surgery.

The pa­tient, a res­i­dent of Delhi, was suf­fer­ing from a ge­netic dis­or­der called au­to­so­mal dom­i­nant poly­cys­tic kid­ney dis­ease, a con­di­tion in which flu­id­filled cysts de­velop in both kid­neys caus­ing them to swell up and lead­ing to re­nal fail­ure. The man started hav­ing in­tol­er­a­ble pain in his left flank in as­so­ci­a­tion with fever and breath­ing dif­fi­culty.

“We in­ves­ti­gated and found that he had in­ter­nal bleed­ing and in­fec­tion within the cysts of his left kid­ney. It was at this point that we de­cided to take him up for surgery,” Dr Kathuria added.


Doc­tors holds a dis­eased kid­ney after a surgery in New Delhi.

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