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Indian Surgeons Remove World's Largest Kidney Weighing Over 6 Pounds in Delhi

by Shirley Johanna on April 21, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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Indian Surgeons Remove World's Largest Kidney Weighing Over 6 Pounds in Delhi

Surgeons of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), Delhi, has surgically removed the worlds's largest kidney weighing 2.75 kg (6 lbs) as the patient was suffering from Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).

Surgeons took the decision to remove both the kidneys of the patient as a life saving procedure, as in 2014, the patient was diagnosed to have ADPKD and was undergoing dialysis and had been planned for a kidney transplant.

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The patient who made the record of having largest kidney approached the hospital in Delhi in March with chronic renal failure and severe pain in abdomen, blood in urine and high grade fever and because of this severe infection his condition was deteriorating.

Dr. Manu Gupta, Consultant Urological Surgeon at SGRH and the one who performed the 3-hour surgery, said that the procedure was quite challenging as a normal kidneys weigh 130 grams approximately whereas this kidney weighed 2.75 kg which is 20 times more and was stuck to the surrounding intestines.
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Dr. Gupta added that the second kidney of the patient was also removed a week later as it weighed 2.5 kg and because of these kidneys the patient was bearing an extra weight of about 5 kg. Dr. Vinant Bhargav, Consultant Nephrologist and the one who is now looking after the patient, concluded that kidney removal was necessary as the condition was very severe and now the patient is recovering well and awaiting kidney transplant.

Notably, before this Guinness Book of World Records reported a kidney with dimensions 33.72 X 14.14 X 15.05 cms and weighing 2.15 kg as the world's largest kidney which was removed in Dhule, Maharashtra in 2011.

Source: Medindia
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