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Dubai Hospital receives Guinness World Record

DUBAI, July 20, 2017

Dubai Hospital’s Dr Fariborz Bagheri, head of the Urology Department, has received a Guinness World Record for removing the world’s largest kidney from a 56-year-old Emirati man.

The record was attained, after months of verifying the data by the Guinness World Record, which concluded that one of the kidneys removed, was in fact the largest in the world with the weight of 4.25kg and 34 × 17 cm in diameter.

Dr Bagheri, who led the surgery, removed Sayed’s two kidneys during a five-hour surgery on October 11, 2016 due to polycystic kidney disease.

He explained that while the Guinness World Record was obtained for a 4.25kg kidney, at the time of the surgery, the kidneys each weighed more than 6kgs totalling to 13kg.

However, due to insufficient evidence, the kidney was weighed again three months later by the Guinness World Record, following an anatomy, and it was found that they have shrunk to 4.25kg—due to it losing fluids from the anatomy.

Despite the shrinkage, it was found that one of the kidneys still broke the previous record of 2.14kg.

Humaid al Qutami, chairman of the Board and director general of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said that achieving this record is a reflection of the capabilities of Dubai Hospital in conducting complicated surgeries adding that the DHA exerts all efforts to provide customers with quality services.

Al Qutami added that Dubai Hospital has also previously succeeded in conding the first-of-its kind surgery in the country to remove a tumour using 3Dprinting technology, which is a testimonial to the authority’s capabilities in adopting the latest technology in the medical field to provide quality services that are at par with international standards.

During the conference, Dr Abdul Rahman Al Jasmi, CEO of Dubai Hospital said that the hospital succeeded in beating the previous 2.14kg record for the largest kidney in the world, which shows how rare the case was and why it deserves to be documented by the global authority on breaking records.

During the press conference, Dr Bagheri said the patient’s kidneys expanded because he was suffering from polycystic kidneys from birth and had a distended abdomen but was not aware of it, this genetic disorder that causes the growth of several cysts on the kidney. In Saeed’s cases the kidney’s growing size was compressing all his internal organs.

“We had recommended removal of the kidneys a few years ago, however due to potential complications of the operation, the patient was reluctant until his general health condition deteriorated with difficulty in walking and breathing due to severely enlarged abdomen. Eventually, in October 2016, the patient accepted to undergo the recommended operation,” he said.

Dr Bagheri explained that while kidney removal surgeries are considered routine procedures in the urology field, the removal of kidneys of this size is extremely challenging and delicate.

Talal Omar, head of Guinness World Records’ Dubai-based office said: “We have spent many months studying extremely complex medical records and now that the assessment is complete, Guinness World Records is happy to announce that the record title of the largest kidney is now official.

“As the leading global authority on record breaking, we want to challenge the way people and brands view themselves. We believe in offering record breaking ideas for everyone, everywhere and will continue to seek out new and exciting records in the UAE – a market that has no dearth of creative ideas and inspiration.”

“I am back to normal, I can move, I can jump and I can run. No one believes that I have removed both kidneys. Before the surgery I had problems breathing because and even moving. I would like to thank Dubai Hospital’s staff for my life changing surgery,” said Saeed. – TradeArabia News Service




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