Hyderabad: Doctors at the Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology (AINU) here have successfully removed a ‘gigantic kidney’ carrying 20 liters of fluid waste or urine in it.
The size of this expanded left kidney was almost 90 centimeters in diameter, causing compression of other vital organs in the patient’s body.
A 47-year-old male from the West Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh was suffering from frequent pains and gradually increasing abdominal swelling for the past 10 years. While the condition was neglected for almost a decade, the swelling increased in recent months causing acute abdominal pain. This prompted the patient to approach doctors at AINU.
The doctors planned the treatment process meticulously and executed it with great expertise to ensure the best output and avoid the risk of potential hemodynamic instability.
“The patient in recent times suffered from regular bouts of acute abdominal pain along with a progressive decline in appetite. On admission at AINU, necessary tests revealed the patient was suffering from an enlarged and non-functioning left kidney. The patient had an enlarged abdomen due to an accumulation of fluid waste or urine in the non-functioning left kidney. This enlargement resulted in the dislocation of the intestine and other vital organs from their natural locations,” said Dr Syed Mohd. Ghouse, Senior Consultant Urologist, AINU.
The doctors performed a nephrectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the kidney. About 20 liters of fluid waste or urine was aspirated from the dilated or enlarged left kidney. The procedure to remove such an enlarged kidney is a skillful surgical process which requires good post-operative management too, explained Dr. Ghouse.
The patient was kept under observation for three days before discharge, and even post-discharge he is under regular review by the team of experts from AINU. Doctors stated that the patient’s condition is improving rapidly, and he can now eat normal food and gain a healthy weight. In this procedure, Dr. Ghouse was ably supported by Dr. Rajesh and Dr. Amish along with members of the nursing and support staff.