In what could be the first-ever reported case in Maharashtra, surgeons from Nashik’s Krishna hospital successfully removed 4,100 gallstones from a patient’s body.
According to doctors, Yogesh Yeole, a 43-year-old businessman, was admitted to the hospital due to acute abdominal pain. Doctors performed a CT scan, sonography, Liver Function Test and other series of tests on him.
While Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Amit Kele, a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon and Endoscopist at Krishna Hospital Nashik, said, “When I had to perform emergency surgery on the patient. We were surprised to see this number of gallstones in the patient’s body. We performed an open surgery on Yeole and removed all the gallstones. The gallstones measured around 2 mm to 4 mm each.”
Dr Amit added further, “This could be Maharashtra’s first case, where doctors removed this huge number of gallstones from the patient’s body. It is unusual to find 4,100 gallstones from a patient’s body.”
Dr Amol Wagh, Associate professor Surgery department, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, said, “We have also faced many cases, where gallstones had developed in the patient’s gallbladder. On an average, a patient can have an 8, or 10, or 15 gallstones or one huge gallstone in the body. But, the small stones can pose a threat to life. If the stones remain untreated, it can cause jaundice. Generally, women who are obese suffer from gallstone problem.”