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Doctors at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital recently removed a kidney tumour, which weighed 6.48kg and was 29cm in length. This, they claim, is the world’s heaviest kidney tumour removed surgically.

“We have sent the details to the Guinness Book of World Records for official confirmation,” Dr. Umesh Sharma, assistant professor in the urology department at RML, told TOI. A normal kidney weighs around 110 to 140 grams.

As per the existing records, the heaviest kidney tumour removed so far weighed 5.5kg. The patient was Manju Devi, belonging to Mumbai, and the tumour was removed by Dr. Ajit Sawant on November 7, 2016. In 2015, doctors at AIIMS had removed a kidney tumour that weighed 5.1kg.

Dr. Sharma said the 50-year-old man, a resident of Bareilly, came to RML two months back with an unusual complaint; his abdomen had swollen up significantly on the left side and there was mild pain.

Scans confirmed a large tumour and surgery was planned. However, when doctors cut open his chest and abdomen, they realised how mammoth the tumour was. “It was so big it had displaced the intestines to the right side of the patient’s body and other structures in his abdomen —liver, stomach and spleen — were also compressed,” Dr. Sharma said, adding that it took nearly four-and-a-half-hours to remove the mass completely along with some of the lymph nodes.

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It' s the capacity of the patient to carry on with big, bigger and biggest tumours. The technique to remove mammoth tumours is almost the same and it hardly requires any technical breakthrough. I thought the patient to be a lady first because ladies have the tendency to bear much pain and I got astonished to find the patient is a male and I imagine him to be a labour class accustomed to bearing much pain.... Read more
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The challenge of removing such large tumours is threefold. First, the distorted anatomy makes it difficult to appreciate the normal vasular anatomy, Second, the displacement of major structures and organs around the tumors and adhesions, may pose a challenge for dissection of the tumour. Thirdly, the hemodynamic changes caused by such tumorus make anaesthesia a challenge for maintaining perfusion to vital organs such as the brain & heart. Dr. BHaratbhushan Powdwal, Surgeon... Read more
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