206 Stones Removed From Man’s Kidney

A group of doctors under supervision of urologist Ravindra Patil from Patil Lithotripsy and Nursing Home, Gulbarga, India, have removed as many as 206 stones from the left kidney of Mr.Nawaz, a 41-year-old man, through the surgery employing the Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy technique on 20 February 2015.  

"Removed stones are varied size from 8 mm to 15 mm. Nawaz was discharged from hospital 48 hours after the operation." said Dr.Patil.

Dr. Patil hopes to get an entry in the Guinness World Records for the medical feat. “The world record of removing the highest number (more than 130) stones of different sizes from the kidney of a patient at OPEC Hospital in Raichur a couple of years ago is held by Deepak Bolbunde, ” he said.

The patient was awake throughout the three-hour-long surgery and his blood loss was minimal. He was neither given any fluids nor blood transfusion, Dr. Patil said.Mr. Nawaz, a tailor and father of three, had undergone a surgery 10 years ago in the Government General Hospital in Gulbarga to remove stones from his right kidney. He hails from Rangampet in Surpur taluk of Gulbarga district. Dr. Patil said: “Keyhole surgery is performed by making a small opening in the skin. With the help of an image intensifier guidance system, an entry is made into the affected kidney and with the help of a nephroscope, the stones are picked up one by one and removed through a port.” Dr. Patil

Source: thehindu.com
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