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Ostrich egg sized stone removed from man's bladder
In a miraculous surgery, the doctors have been successful in removing a stone of the size of an ostrich egg from a 64-year-old man's bladder.

The man had been complaining of problems in urinating and pain near his bladder. The patient was subjected to a CT scan and the results showed a stone in his left ureter and a massive stone in his bladder. The doctors performed an emergency laser operation to remove the stone in the ureter but the large stone present in the bladder had to be removed through surgery. The dimensions of the stone were 12 cm by 9.5 cm by 7.5 cm and it weighed 770 grams, something extremely unusual.

Previous records have confirmed that the patient was treated for bladder cancer about a decade ago. While bladder stones is not something uncommon, but such a huge stone is something unusual and the doctors have said that the bladder cancer may have been a reason for the stone developing so large.

As per reports, the man was unable to empty the bladder because of the stone present in ureter, thus aggravating the pain he suffered. The report has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Though the stone is unusually large but this is not even close to the largest bladder stone ever removed. In a case in Brazil, a stone was found inside a patient's bladder that was 7 by 5 by 3.7 inches and weighed almost 2 kgs. In most of the cases, the doctors advise the patient to drink lots of water that dilutes the stone but in extreme cases like these, a surgery becomes compulsory.

The patient has been put under supervision to ensure that in future, no such stones develop.

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