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Indian doctors remove giant 7.4kg kidney from man

NEW DELHI: Indian surgeons have cut a kidney weighing the same as a bowling ball out of a man with a life-threatening genetic condition, a surgeon said on Monday (Nov 25).

The 7.4kg kidney is one of the biggest ever removed in an operation.

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"It was a huge lump that was occupying half of his abdomen. We knew it was a big kidney but never thought it would be this heavy," said Sachin Kathuria, a member of the surgical team, told AFP.

The 56-year-old patient, suffering from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, underwent the two-hour operation at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi last month.

A normal kidney weighs about 120g to 150g and is 12cm long.

Kathuria said the kidney cut out from the man was nearly 45cm long.

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The Guinness Book of Records says the largest kidney removed from a human was 4.25kg in an operation in Dubai in 2017.

Doctors at the New Delhi hospital said however they had found medical accounts of a kidney weighing 9kg being cut from a patiRead More – Source