June 14 (NewsWire) – The removal of the world’s largest and heaviest kidney stone (calculus) through a major surgery occurred on Thursday (June 1) at the Colombo Army Hospital, entering the Guinness World Records, Sri Lanka Army said in a statement
Consultant Urologist, Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) K. Sutharshan, Head of Genito Urinary Unit at the Colombo Army Hospital took the lead in the surgery together with Captain (Dr) W.P.S.C Pathirathna and Dr Thamasha Premathilaka.
Colonel (Dr) U.A.L.D Perera and Colonel (Dr) C.S Abeysinghe also contributed during the surgery as Consultant Anaesthetists.
The stone removed on Thursday (1) at Colombo Army Hospital by Army doctors is 13.372 cm long and weighs 801 g.
Immediately after the surgery the removed stone (calculus) was shown to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu at the Army Headquarters by the Director General Army Health Services, Major General P.A.C Fernando USP and Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) K. Sutharshan, Head of Genito Urinary Unit at the Colombo Army Hospital who performed the surgery.
As per the existing Guinness World Records, the largest kidney stone found in the world (India in 2004) is 13 cm and the heaviest kidney stone found (Pakistan in 2008) was 620 g in weight.