A Dhule-based uro-surgeon recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records after operating on the world’s heaviest and largest kidney, breaking the record of a Pakistan-based doctor. The kidney, which belonged to a Shirpur-based woman, weighed 2.14 kilograms with a length of 33.7 centimetres, breadth of 14.14 cms and thickness of 15.05 cms.
Dr Ashish Rawandale Patil, from Institute of Urology in Dhule, operated on 42-year-old Mangala Mali in December 2011 after he discovered a non-functional kidney in her body. While Patil conducted the surgery in 2011, his name was recorded in the Guinness book last month.
“The patient had been complaining of severe abdominal pain and difficulty in urination. After diagnosis, I found her left kidney was non-functional and decided to remove it,” Patil said.