LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NIGERIA)- Sri Lankan military doctors have carried out a record-breaking removal of the world’s largest kidney stone from a 62-year-old retired soldier.
According to the army, the stone removed from ex-sergeant, Canistus Coonge, measured 13.37 centimeters (5.26 inches) long, weighed 801 grams (28.25 ounces), more than five times the weight of an average male kidney. “The removal of the world’s largest and heaviest kidney stone through a major surgery occurred on 1 June, at the Colombo Army Hospital,” the military said in a statement.
Coonge told the local Swarnavahini TV that he had abdominal pain since 2020 and oral medication had not helped. “I was told to undergo surgery after a recent scan,” he said. “I feel normal now.”
The Sri Lankan case, however, have surpassed the largest kidney deposit previously recorded of 620 grams from a patient in Pakistan in 2008, according to Guinness World Records.