World's Youngest Patient: Hydrabad doctors remove Six kidney stones from 4 months old infant
Hyderabad: Doctors from Preeti Urology & Kidney Hospital have removed six kidney stones from a 4 months old infant whom they claim to be the world's youngest patient to undergo such complex surgery.
RIRS is an endoscopic surgery that allows reaching the kidney from the ureter. A flexible ureteroscope is used for these kinds of procedures. Through this device, a laser fiber (Holmium laser) is used to treat the stones, following which the small fragments are removed with a basket.
The same RIRS surgery is done in this baby boy on both sides of the kidney in a span of just one hour, removing all six stones, three stones from each side. And in performing this procedure, no cut, no stitches are used, and no bleeding is found; and the baby was discharged in few days after the procedure.
On the complaint of not passing urine for over 24-hours, a 4-months-old baby was brought to Niloufer Hospital, where the baby was diagnosed with kidney stones. Doctors at Niloufer referred the case to Preeti Urology & Kidney Hospital, a healthcare institution that specializes in kidney care and has the expertise in performing Retrograde Intra Renal Surgery (RIRS).
Commenting on the surgery, Dr. V Chandra Mohan, Managing Director, Preeti Urology & Kidney Hospital said, such type of surgery is very rare. Few centers from China and the USA have done in small children. But first time in the world we reported such RIRS procedure on both the kidneys simultaneously for a 4-month male baby. And now we are proud to announce that Preeti Urology & Kidney Hospital has bettered this by performing the procedure on this 4-months-old baby.”
Kidney stones are common these days due to lack of nutrition, dehydration and the lifestyle; but the ailment is not common among children; finding it in new-born babies is rare.