The Stones removed from Kidney of 75-year-old farmer
Hyderabad: Doctors from the Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology (AINU), Hitech City, successfully removed 300 stones from a 75-year-old farmer’s kidney. While kidney stones are not rare, the presence of a such large number of stones often poses a problem to urologists who operate on such patients and ensure the treatment is thorough.
Ram Reddy of Karimnagar district had been suffering from severe back and flank pain for several months before he was referred to AINU in Hitech City, Hyderabad. Ultrasound and computerised tomography (CT) scans revealed the presence of a huge 7 cm stone in the right kidney.
“Although 7 mm to 15 mm sized stones are routinely detected among patients, more than 7 cm was huge and possibly rather unpleasant for the patient. The patient’s advanced age, as well as co-morbidities and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart difficulties, complicated the process. The team led by Dr. Mallikarjuna C. did its due diligence, took all essential safeguards, and performed an advanced keyhole surgery using advanced laser technology,” said Dr. Md. Taif Bendigeri, consultant urologist, AINU.
“A key-hole incision of only 5mm was used to clear the stone burden of more than 7cms. The tremendous stone weight of more than 300 individual stones composed the large stone. All 300 stones were removed from the kidney after a technically difficult treatment. The patient was diagnosed as normal, with no complications,” Dr. Taif stated.
This surgical treatment was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Mallikarjuna C. who was skilfully assisted by Dr. Deepak Ragoori and Dr. Leela Krishna. This professional team was effectively backed by an anesthesiology team comprising Dr. Satyanarayana, Dr. Neelam, and Dr. Sahaja.
Kidney stones: Symptoms and Treatment
Kidney stone formation is a common medical condition with a prevalence of 6–12% in the general population. Kidney stones are becoming more common among Indians as their food habits and lifestyles change. The most typical symptom of kidney stones is a pain in the flank region of different intensities, which may be accompanied by a burning sensation in the urine or the presence of blood in the urine. Basic investigations aid in identifying the disease and commencing therapy as soon as possible.
Individuals who have kidney stones should not be afraid of surgery and should seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid complications. It is vital to highlight that kidney stones might be completely asymptomatic or have very vague symptoms and cause silent kidney damage. Fortunately, this can be easily detected with the use of a routine kidney health check. Individuals who have had previous bouts of kidney stone development are always at a higher risk of stone formation again, hence such patients must be monitored on a regular basis. Specialists at AINU advise patients to drink more water over the forthcoming summer months to lower the risk of kidney stone formation.