Indian doctors have removed a kidney weighing 7.4kg – as much as two newborn babies – from a patient.
It’s believed to be the largest kidney ever removed in India – a kidney usually weighs between 120-150g.
The patient was suffering from a condition called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, which causes cysts to grow all over the organ.
Dr Sachin Kathuria, from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi says that doctors were expecting a large kidney when they operated, but the size of this organ had still surprised them.
His other kidney, according to the doctor is even bigger.
He said the heaviest kidney according to the Guinness world records is 4.5kg, although urology journals had records of kidneys that were even heavier than this one.
one from the us weighed 9kg while another from the Netherlands was 8.7kg.
Dr Kathuria said doctors had not decided whether to submit their findings to the Guinness commission as a world record, but they were “considering it”.