The world’s largest and heaviest kidney stone (calculus) was removed through a major surgery performed on Thursday, June 1, at the Colombo Army Hospital. The surgery has entered the Guinness Book of Records.

Consultant Urologist, Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) K. Sutharshan, Head of Genito Urinary Unit at the Colombo Army Hospital, took the lead in the surgery together with Captain (Dr) W.P.S.C. Pathirathna and Dr Thamasha Premathilaka.

The stone removed is 13.372 cm long and weighs 801 g.

As per the existing Guinness World Records, the largest kidney stone found in the world (India in 2004) was 13 cm, and the heaviest kidney stone found (Pakistan in 2008) was 620 g in weight.