Photo: Doctors from the civic-run Sion Hospital have set a new world record by removing the heaviest kidney tumour documented in medical literature weighing 5.5 kg.
The tumour was removed on November 2016 in an eight-hour long surgery performed by Dr Sawant, Dr Prakash Pawar and uroanesthetists Dr Geeta Patkar and Dr Aparna Nerurkar.
The patient was kept on ventilator for a day. She recovered completely in a week. Doctors said that Devi has returned to her normal life.
“The enormity of the surgery can be understood by comparing the weight of the kidney tumour — 5.5 kg — with that of a normal kidney, which is 110 gm to 140 gm,” said Dr. Sawant.
Sawant said Manju, a resident of Darbhanga district, had come to the hospital with a painful abdominal lump and had been passing blood in urine for the three years.
“Her daily activities had come to a halt because of the huge mass in her stomach,” said Sawant. She was referred to Sion Hospital after being turned down by multiple local hospitals, who deferred operating on her due to the size of the tumour.