Brekky Wrap: Doctors Remove Record 7.4 Kilogram Kidney From Patient
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Doctors have removed a 7.4 kilogram kidney from a patient in India, believed to be the largest ever recorded.
The patient was suffering from a condition called Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, which causes cysts to grow on the organ.
"This patient had contracted a bad infection that was not responding to antibiotics, and the kidney's massive size was causing the patient breathing difficulties, so we had no choice but to remove it," Dr Sachin Kathuria, from Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi, said.
The surgery lasted two hours and was only the third time in the world such a type had been carried out. The 56-year-old patient is said to be doing well.
Normally weighing 120-150 grams, the largest kidney recorded by the Guinness World Records is 4.5 kilograms.
A man who bashed his Australian fiancé to death in London has been jailed for 17 years.
Roderick Deakin-White bludgeoned Amy Parsons with a metal bar while she was showering in their flat in April.
Sentencing Deakin-White on Tuesday at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Judge John Lafferty said Parsons was killed in a "most horrendous, savage and brutal way".
More than 44,000 Sydney residents remain in the dark after wild storms lashed the city.
Trees were uprooted and powerlines were downed, causing commuter chaos yesterday.
Lightning strikes have ignited more bushfires in NSW's north with firefighters battling 125 blazes, half of which are not yet contained.
Mining bosses could face up to 20 years jail, while companies could be fined up to $13 million if found responsible for a worker’s death in Queensland.
The Industrial Manslaughter Bill is expected to be tabled in state parliament next year to tackled the industry’s safety crisis, the Courier Mail reports.
Seven mine and quarry workers have been killed on the jobs within 18 months.
The first witnesses will take the stand today in the Claremont serial killings trial in Perth.
Former Telstra technician Bradley Robert Edwards is accused of murdering three women in the mid-1990s.
He has pleaded not guilty.
A Sydney university academic has been charged after allegedly orchestrating a fake harassment campaign against herself.
The 49-year-old claimed to receive a handful of threatening letters between May and August -– the first said to be over the cancellation of a university course.
Following investigations, the woman was arrested in Haymarket, accused of sending the letters to herself.
In sport, the AFL draft gets underway tonight.
It will be run over two nights, with the pre-season and Rookie Draft to be held on Friday morning.
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