Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Cyprian Is Nyakundi

General

Indian doctors remove 7.4kg kidney from patient


Indian doctors have removed a kidney weighing 7.4kg (16.3lbs) – as much as two newborn babies – from a patient.

It’s believed to be the largest kidney ever removed in India – a kidney usually weighs between 120-150g.

The patient was suffering from a condition called Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, which causes cysts to grow all over the organ.

One doctor involved in the operation said large kidneys were common in patients with the disease.

However Dr Sachin Kathuria, from Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi, said doctors generally would not remove the organ unless there were symptoms of infection and internal bleeding, as they were performing at least some filtering functions in the body.

“This patient had contracted a bad infection that was not responding to antibiotics, and the kidney’s massive size was causing the patient breathing difficulties, so we had no choice but to remove it,” he said.

Dr Kathuria added that doctors were expecting a large kidney when they operated, but the size of this organ had still surprised them.

“His other kidney is even bigger”, he told the BBC.

He said the heaviest kidney according to the Guinness World Records is 4.5kg, although urology journals had records of kidneys that were even heavier than this one. One from the US weighed 9kg while another from the Netherlands was 8.7kg.

Dr Kathuria said doctors had not decided whether to submit their findings to the Guinness commission as a world record, but they were “considering it”.

According to the NHS website, Polycystic kidney disease is a common hereditary condition, which causes problems when patients are between 30 and 60 years old.

It causes kidney function to deteriorate until it finally culminates in kidney failure.



Source link


Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Cyprian Nyakundi any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected] Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 710 280 973 on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.


Comments

comments

Click to comment

Facebook

You May Also Like

News

*Editor’s Note: This open letter to Safaricom has been published as received. No redactions have taken place to avoid legal issues pending a court...

News

  These pictures you are about to view calls to heart the need to be extremely careful about what you do in the  secret...

News

This is an intervention for Victoria Rubadiri so as to help her revert back to factory settings. We notice your slow drift away into...

News

Caption : Edwin Kigen Who was Murdered in Madaraka Estate. We demand for answers from Boinnet ! Another young man may have been brutally assaulted and...

Copyright © 2020 Cyprian Is Nyakundi.