Delhi: Doctors remove heaviest kidney tumour, make it to Guinness Book of World Records

NEW DELHI: Surgeons from the government-run Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi removed the ‘heaviest kidney tumour’ from a 50-year-old patient, a resident of Bareilly.

Surgeons said that a tumour removed weighed 6.48kg and was 29cm in length heavier than a normal healthy kidney, which weighs about 110 to 140 grams. The procedure took nearly four-and-a-half-hours to remove it.

“This tumour had grown so huge that it had displaced his intestines to the right side of his body. A tumour was compressing on all structures of his abdomen including his liver, stomach, and spleen. It had to be removed in total, and at the same time, the blood loss had to be reduced to a minimum,” Dr Umesh Sharma, assistant professor in the urology department at RML, told Times Of India.

To recognise their accomplishment, Dr Sharma has now applied to Guinness World Records.

“We have sent the details to the Guinness Book of World Records for official confirmation,” said Dr Sharma.

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As per the existing records, the heaviest kidney tumour (31cm wide and 19cm long tumour) removed so far weighed 5.5kg. from the abdomen of Bihar resident Manju Devi, 28, in November 2016. A tumour was removed by Dr Ajit Sawant, head of the urology department and with his three colleagues at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital.

In 2015, a kidney tumour that weighed 5.1kg removed by doctors at AIIMS.