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Rare case of congenital fusion: AIIMS committee on removal of girl's kidneys case

PTI 12 Jun 2015, 0:12:32 IST

New Delhi: A high-powered committee of AIIMS constituted to probe the allegation of removal of kidneys of a 6-year-old girl has said that there was no breach of standard protocols as it was a “rare case of congenital fusion of two kidneys.”

The committee, in its report, said that in this case, left kidney was grossly hydronephrotic and enlarged in size.  “It was fused with the opposite kidney.

The huge enlargement of the left kidney displaced the fused right kidney towards right side and hence on all preoperative imaging appeared as a normal kidney,” it said.  

The committee, chaired by Dr V Bhatnagar, also noted that “Seeing the preoperative protocols followed at AIIMS, no standard protocols were breached.”

Father of the six-year-old girl, Pawan Kumar from Bareilly, had alleged that a doctor at AIIMS hospital in Delhi had removed her both kidneys during a surgery.  

His daughter was on dialysis since March 14.  He had filed a complaint with the police in this connection. A committee of senior professors was constituted to probe the matter.