‘Heaviest’ kidneys eliminated in high-risk operation

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A person who’s believed to have had the heaviest kidneys on report has spoken of his willpower to get his life again following surgical procedure to take away them.

Warren Higgs, 54, from Windsor, Berkshire suffers from polycystic kidney illness. The inherited situation causes fluid-filled cysts to develop within the kidneys and might result in kidney failure. It impacts round one in 1,000 folks and there’s no remedy.

The BBC met Warren a number of weeks earlier than his main operation and caught up with him three months later.

Reporter: Katharine Da Costa

Camera: Nigel Craze and Jonathan Sumberg

Editing: Jonathan Sumberg


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