Doctors discover 838 gallbladder stones in 60-year-old woman

The stones were discoverd after a two-hour surgery.

Published: 03rd March 2017 12:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2017 12:46 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: 60-year-old Pushpa Chowdhary had no clue one month ago that she was a patient suspected of having a cancerous tumour in her gallbladder, after a two-hour surgery the doctors discovered 838 stones in the organ, highest in the country.    

“This is was one of a kind case for us, the gall balder was packed with gall stones and slowly it was turning into cancer. The laproscopic procedure had to be done in a way that there is no chance of the spillage of the stones due to rupture” said Amit Javed, Consultant, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Fortis Hospital.

According to the doctors such cases are mostly found in the Gangetic belt- North and Central India, with around three cases witnessed daily at Fortis Hospital only. The surgery was conducted on 26th January- Republic Day of the country.  

“Only after the ultrasound that we got to know that there are stones present in my gall bladder, it was not clear that how many was not unknown. So we were advised to consult Fortis Hospital, they took on our case and I was operated and discharged within two days. It was like miracle” said the healthy smiling Pushpa who was according to doctors carrying the highest amount gall stone ever reported in the country.      

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