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Army doctors create Guinness World Record


The SL Army doctors enter the books of Guiness World Records by removing of the largest and heaviest kidney stone by an operation carried out on Thursday (June 1). This was done at the Colombo Army Hospital, stated the Army.

Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) K. Sutharshan, Head of Genito Urinary Unit at the Colombo Army Hospital, led the surgery alongside 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.

According to existing Guinness World Records, the largest kidney stone discovered in the world (India in 2004) is 13 cm in length, and the heaviest kidney stone discovered (Pakistan in 2008) weighs 620 g.

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