Hyderabad/Hubli: A city-based renal care facility on Thursday said doctors at their hospital have removed 156 kidney stones through keyhole opening from a 50-year-old patient.
This is the highest number of kidney stones ever removed from a single patient in the country, using laparoscopy and endoscopy, instead of conducting a major surgery, claimed Preeti Urology and Kidney Hospital.
The patient, a school teacher by profession from Hubli developed sudden pain near his abdomen, and screening showed the presence of a large cluster of renal stones (kidney stones), a release from the hospital said.
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The patient is also a case of ectopic kidney as it was located near to his abdomen, instead of its normal position in the urinary tract. Though the presence of kidney in an abnormal location is not the cause of the problem, removing stones from the kidney located abnormally was surely a challenging task, it said.
Dr V Chandra Mohan, Urologist and Managing Director, Preeti Urology and Kidney Hospital said :”This patient might have been developing these stones for more than two years, but never experienced any symptoms in the past. However, sudden occurrence of pain forced him to undergo all necessary tests which revealed presence of a large cluster of renal stones in the kidney.”
“After assessing his health condition (in November last week), we decided to take laparoscopy and endoscopy route to extract the stones, instead of resorting to a major surgery. The stones were fully extracted after a procedure that lasted for three hours. Instead of a major cut on the body, a simple keyhole opening helped extract the stones fully. The patient is hale and healthy now, and has returned to his regular daily routine,” Dr Chandra Mohan added.