A bladder stone the size of an ostrich egg was discovered in a man’s stomach and doctors immediately performed surgery to remove it.
- Shocked doctors immediately perform surgery after discovering enormous stone in patient’s stomach
- Bladder stone as big as an ostrich egg removed from the stomach of 55-year-old Zhou
- Wang Hui said, “The mass was ‘like an ostrich egg’. The bladder stone was larger than an adult human’s fist, taking up his entire bladder
The enormous stone was removed from the stomach of 55-year-old male patient, known only as Zhou who was suffering since June in Wuhan, China.
Doctors at the Wuhan Jingdu Hospital assess the patient and found out that he was carrying the 13cm (5.1 inch) stone, and immediately call for surgery.
Dr. Wang Hui said, “The mass was ‘like an ostrich egg’. The bladder stone was larger than an adult human’s fist, taking up his entire bladder. If not quickly removed, it could lead to renal failure.”
However, Zhou has heart problems, so surgeons decided to his abdominal region instead of using general anesthetic. Then, they fished the stone out using their hands, as tools would be ineffective in this surgery.
Dr. Wang said, it was caused by the patient’s own habits, including not drinking enough water, sitting for extended periods of time and holding in his urine.
They also claimed that the retrieved bladder stone is the biggest ever found at the hospital.