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Indian surgeons removed world's largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs

Apr 21, 2015 16:20 IST

The world's largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs was removed by Indian surgeons on 20 April 2015 in the 3 hour surgery. The operation was done by the Surgeons of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRM), Delhi.

Dr. Manu Gupta along with the team operated the patient and took the decision to remove both the kidneys of the patient as the person was suffering from Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).

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.

In 2014 the patient was diagnosed to have ADPKD and was undergoing dialysis and had been planned for a kidney transplant.

The patient who made the record of having largest kidney approached the hospital in Delhi in March 2014 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.

Earlier, a kidney with dimensions 33.72 X 14.14 X 15.05 cms and weighing 2.15 kgs was the world's largest kidney which was removed in Dhule, Maharashtra in 2011.

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