This patient went to the hospital complaining of terrible stomach discomfort, and the doctor’s findings after a thorough examination astonished them.
After the procedure, the medical staff eliminated at least 11,950 gallstones. Cholesterol and other bile-derived ingredients make up gallstones. They can range in size from a golf ball size to that of a grain of wheat. Most of the time, these stones are trouble-free, but if they obstruct an excretory canal, they may result in discomfort, nausea, or even deadly infection.
Dr. Makhan Lala Saha, who performed the procedure on the patient, admitted: “I was shocked to see so many stones taken from this woman’s gallbladder. I had no idea a gallbladder could hold that many stones.”
The doctor assisted the medical staff in counting all of the stones that had been removed; they were 11,950 of them with sizes ranging from 2 to 5 mm.
Another example that startled the medical community involved just 3,110 stones removed from a patient in Germany in 1983; this case appears to be an absolute record.