Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Council (UMDPC) has unveiled findings regarding the matter in which Kabanda Muhamood alleges that his kidney was harvested by doctors at Old Kampala Hospital.
According to UMDPC, Kabanda was born with one kidney. “According to the radiologists, it was demonstrated that there was only one kidney which was the right one that normally occurs in 1:750 persons,” Dr Joel Okullo, the Chairman of UMDPC told journalists at Uganda Media Center on Thursday.
“They also found a big right kidney, which had 2 renal arteries. The main aorta didn’t have any branch going to the left side,” he added.
Further, Okullo said that there was no evidence of any cut on the main aorta, and therefore concluded that the left kidney could have fused with the right one during formation, hence the 2 renal arteries supplying it.
Okullo noted that findings from surgeons indeed showed a scar in the interior abdominal wall that was far from the anatomical location of the kidney.
This, according to Dr Okullo, implied that it would have been difficult for anybody to harvest a kidney through that site since it required going through several layers of the muscles to reach the kidney.
Justifying the cut on Kabanda’s abdomen, the UMDPC report noted that it was in order and a routine procedure to secure fat from the anterior abdominal wall to fill the defect occasioned by the fracture.
Based on the observations, Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Council has called for calm and asked the family of Kabanda Muhamood to support him psychologically.