Doctors were shocked to find nearly 12,000 gallstones in a woman’s body.
According to Daily Mail, 51-year-old Minati Mondal had been suffering from intense stomach pain and acid reflux for months before being admitted to a hospital. Following a number of tests and scans, doctors discovered 11,950 gallstones inside of her.
Gastrointestinal endosurgeon Dr. Makhan Lala Saha said that while he was expecting a significant number of stones, he was shocked when more than 5,000 were counted.
“I was astonished to see the large number of stones that we extracted from the gall bladder of this patient,” he said.
“I had never thought a gall bladder could contain so many stones. It took my assistants four hours to count the number of the stones that were between 2mm and 5mm in size. It took us 50 minutes to remove them.”
Saha said that Mondal’s case could potentially be a world record.
“Two months ago, I had operated on a girl who had 1,110 stones but despite the shocking number, I found that in 1983, doctors in Britain had removed 3,110 stones from a German patient's gall bladder,” he said.
“But I feel this number can replace the past record since the current number is three times more than the record.”