Most kidney stones removed from a patient- Dr. Ashish Rawandale sets world record
DHULE, Maharastra, India -- Dr Ashish Rawandale - Patil, a urologist from Dhule, Maharashtra, has removed 172,155 kidney stones from a single kidney at the Institute of Urology - setting the new world record for the Most kidney stones removed from a patient.
Photo: Dr Ashish Rawandale-Patil, (right) a urologist from Dhule, Maharashtra, sets the new world record for the Most kidney stones removed from a patient: Dhanraj Wadile-left (enlarge photo)
Dr Patil stated, "The surgery was complicated due to the number of kidney stones . It was difficult to remove so many stones from his kidney. These stones were anywhere between the size of 1mm to 2.5cm. The previous Guinness World record for the Most kideny stones removed from a patientwas set by a doctor from Nashik, who had removed 14,098 kidney stones.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Heaviest Kidney Stone, a world record set by Wazir Muhammand s/o Abbass Ali Jagirani (Pakistan), who had a kidney stone weighing 620 g (21. 87 oz) removed from his right kidney at the Nephro-Urology Chandka Medical College Hospital, Sindh, Pakistan.
Following the surgery, the doctors faced another mammoth task of counting the stones. For this purpose they employed a diamond worker who counts and verifies diamonds on a regular basis to team up with one of the doctors. The counting process of the stones took nearly three daily for well over a month to be completed.
The world record feat was carried out at the Institute of Urology at Dhule, when Dr. Ashish performed the Herculean task of removing over a lakh stones from a single kidney of his patient, Dhanraj Wadile.
Dr Patil stated, "I then wrote to the Guinness World Records and they asked me to send the stones and related documents. They verified it and wrote back to me in October telling me that I have made a record". Wadile, 45, owned a betel shop in Shahada town and had been enduring acute pain for over six months and had stopped eating and going to work. He had consulted numerous doctors and was also taking medicines for the pain before he approached Dr. Ashish.
A thorough examination revealed that Wadile was suffering from the rare birth defect called Pelvi-Ureteric Junction obstruction where his kidney was abnormally positioned in the pelvic and had an obstruction. In addition, the clinical investigations revealed the patient had a large number renal stones.
The doctors used both open surgery and flexible endoscopy in the complex four-hour operation. The team of medical experts working on Wadile was amazed at the number of stones that were removed from the patient.
Wadile felt relieved immediately after surgery. The stones removed comprised of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate and varied in size from one millimetre to 2.5 cms.
Dr Patil stated,"The possibility of leaving some stones behind was one of the risks as it could have jeopardized the surgery. Bigger stones had to be tackled individually. We also did a plastic surgery to widen the opening of the kidney.