MUMBAI: A team of doctors from Sion hospital Mumbai have set new record in the medical field with their names being registered in the Guinness World Records for removing world’s heaviest kidney tumour weighing 5.5 Kg.
The team of doctors led by Dr Ajit Sawant, head of urology had performed the surgery in the year 2016 on a 28-year-old woman, Manju Devi from Bihar’s Darbhanga district.
The tumour was removed on November 2016 in an eight-hour long surgery performed by Dr Ajit Sawant, Dr Prakash Pawar and uroanesthetists Dr Geeta Patkar and Dr Aparna Nerulkar. The Guinness confirmation came only recently, as it takes around six months to validate claims.
As per the media reports the woman had been living with pain for three years. When she visited to the hospital, the doctor advised her to do a CT scan first to know the reason behind her severe pain.
The CT report confirmed that the reason behind her pain as her right kidney was completely coverved by a huge tumour.
“She had persistent pain on the right side and was passing urine in blood. The tumor 31cm by 19cm was compressing the liver and pushing the vessels, intestines and the pancreas to the left half of the abdomen. She was referred to multiple hospitals over the past three years but the surgery was deferred because of the size of the tumour,” stated a release from Sion Hospital.
“The enormity of the surgery can be understood by comparing the weight of the kidney tumour 5.5kg with that of a normal kidney, which is 110gm to 140gm,” said Sawant
After six months of surgery, the feat was confirmed. Manju was kept on a ventilator for the day. She went back to normal life in a week.