Senior surgeons from Preeti Urology and Kidney Hospital, KPHB, successfully removed kidney stones from a four-month-old baby boy. 

The surgery, led by urologist Dr. V Chandra Mohan, involved removing three stones measuring 8 to 9 millimetres from each kidney. The surgeons claimed that the infant was the world’s youngest patient to undergo such a procedure.

He was wheeled into the hospital on not passing urine for over 24 hours. “Kidney stones among infants are rare. We conducted Retrograde Infra Renal Surgery (RIRS) procedure on both his kidneys. This is for the first time that RIRS was conducted on a four-month-old infant in both the kidneys,” Dr. Mohan said.

RIRS is an endoscopic surgery, which allows surgeons to reach the kidney from the ureter. A flexible ureteroscope is used for these kinds of procedures. Through the device a laser fiber is used to treat the stones, following which small fragments are removed.

In a span of an hour, the surgery was carried out for both the kidneys and six stones i.e. three stones from each kidney, were removed. “The procedure did not involve any cuts or stitches. As a result, there was no bleeding and that helped in quick recovery. We discharged the baby within few days after the procedure,” Dr. Mohan said.

Other senior surgeons present in the procedure included radiologist Dr. P Roopa, urologists Dr Ramakrishna and Dr Pavan, anesthetist Dr Ajay.

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