Doctors at Al-hayat Hospital in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district have registered a record by removing the longest appendix ever in the country.
A team of doctors headed by Dr Azad Hussain recently operated a 20-year-old female patient and removed 23.7 centimetres (9 inches) long appendix from her body.
Dr Azad told Asian News Hub (ANH), that the patient was operated through laparoscopic procedure and was discharged from the hospital in good condition, health.
He said, that the specimen is designated to be preserved at the GMC Pathology museum, serving as an educational resource for future learning endeavors.
The average length of the appendix is 4.5 cm in neonates and 9.5 cm in adults, but this may vary between 2 cm to 20 cm. The longest appendix reported in the literature measured 26 cm removed from 72 year old during an autopsy in Croatia in 2006 (Guinness World Records).