Guinness medical marvels

Here are some interesting facts, records about medical extremities in the Guinness Book of Records.

  1. Garry Turner, of Caistor, Lincolnshire, England, stretched the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 15.8 cm. He has a rare medical condition called Elhers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues (collagens) affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs.
  2. The UK’s Tony Collins holds longest wait on a hospital trolley after spending 77 hours and 30 minutes stuck outside the toilets in the Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, UK, between February 24 and 27, 2001.
  3. Peter Baulman (Australia) had a kidney stone removed from his right kidney weighing 356 g and measuring 11.86 cm
  4. The longest living hydrocephalic: Theresa Alvina Schaan (USA) was born on the March 17, 1941 and diagnosed with having congenital hydrocephalus. It is a condition in which there is extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the brain and spinal cord. A shunt has been inserted beneath her skull to drain the spinal fluid accumulating in her head.
  5. The biggest tumor ever weighed 137.6 kg and had a diameter of 1 m.