Over 300 tones removed from kidney of farmer in southern India

Over 300 tones removed from kidney of farmer in southern India

Location Telangana, India. Date: 2023-03-06

Over 300 stones were removed from the kidney of a 75-year-old farmer, named Ram Reddy, in southern India’s Telangana.

The surgery happened at the Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology (AINU), Hitech City in Hyderabad on February 22.

The extracted stones were placed on a sheet in the pattern of 300 in numericals. According to a report, the farmer from Karimnagar district was suffering from severe pain on his side and back for several months. He was referred to the AINU where Ultrasound and Computerised Tomography (CT) scans were conducted on him. And they revealed the presence of a large stone, whose size was over seven centimetres.

Dr Mallikarjuna C led the team which performed the keyhole surgery with the use of advanced LASER technology. Dr. Md. Taif Bendigeri, a consultant urologist said that the process a bit complicated, given the patient’s age and also comorbidities and chronic ailments such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiac issues. He stated, “While 7 mm to 15 mm sized stones are commonly found among patients, more than 7 cm size stone is too large and quite painful for the patient.”
“The large stone comprised a massive load of over 300 multiple stones. At the end of a technically challenging procedure, all the stones were cleared from the kidney. The patient was diagnosed normal without any complication and was discharged on the second day after the surgery,” he added.

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