SURGEONS have removed a giant renal tumour – FIFTY times the size of the patient’s kidney.
Manju Devi, 28, had complained of having a “lump” on her right side for three years before a scan revealed the huge 31cm by 19cm growth.
Surgeons in India have removed the world’s largest renal tumour from a patient’s kidneySWNS:SOUTH WEST NEWS SERVICE
Surgeons in India have removed the world’s largest renal tumour from a patient’s kidney
It took a team of surgeons eight hours to remove the 12lbs tumour from her kidney, which had dwarfed her other organs.
Urologist Dr Ajit Sawant. who led the surgical team at a hospital in Mumbai, said: “She was no longer able to do her day-to-day activities because of the huge mass in her abdomen.
“In the past three years she had been referred to multiple hospitals, however because of the enormous size, the surgery was deferred.”
Dr Sawant said a CT scan revealed the large tumour.
The giant mass weighed 55kg – or 12lbs – and measured 31cm by 19cm – the size of a bowling ballSWNS:SOUTH WEST NEWS SERVICE
The giant mass weighed 55kg – or 12lbs – and measured 31cm by 19cm – the size of a bowling ball
It measured a staggering 31cm by 19cm and weighed the same as a bowling ball.
The growth had completely engulfed the patient’s intestines and pancrease, to the left of her abdomen.
Dr Sawant said: “After thorough evaluation of her fitness to undergo major surgery, she was posted for radical right nephrectomy (removal of the right kidney).
“The enormity of the surgery can be understood by comparing the weight of the kidney tumour – 5.5kg with the weight of a normal kidney,which is 110 to 140g.”
Surgeons shocked to find giant tumour the size of bowling ball on patient’s kidney
The operation was carried out at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital at Sion in Mumbai.
The woman, from the Darbhanga district of Bihar state in North India, was released from hospital after a week.
The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed it was the largest renal tumour ever discovered.
Earlier this year it emerged an unnamed woman had surgery to remove a giant tumour growing in her abdomen, after it began crushing her organs.
The lump weighed 38.5lbs and was so big the woman in her 40s was unable to breathe under its weight.