The surgery was done using minimally invasive techniques, which resulted in less pain and loss of blood and lasted for over two hours.
New Delhi: Doctors at a city hospital removed 856 stones from the kidney of a 45-year-old patient by adopting minimally invasive surgical techniques. All the stones were removed from the patient’s left kidney and urinary tract and pelvis in one go with a one cm puncture.
According to doctors, patient Munesh Kumar Gupta was admitted to Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh with blood in his urine. No other symptoms related to kidney stones were present. Ultrasound showed two large stones in his kidney.
However, during the surgery, the doctors were astonished as they took out 856 stones from the left kidney and urinary tract.
“On further evaluation, it was discovered that there was swelling in the left kidney and the kidney’s functioning too had been compromised. A temporary tubing (DJ STENT) was put in the left ureter after removing the stones in a bid to circumvent the ureteric obstruction.
Subsequently, the patient was planned for second stage surgery to correct the obstruction with the minimally invasive procedure -laser endopyelotomy,” said the doctors.
Director, urology and kidney transplant department, Dr Rajinder Yadav said, “The patient had a history of stones in the left kidney and was first operated in 2007. There were no visible symptoms of kidney stones this time, except for the fact that he started passing blood in urine prior to the operation. Ultrasound showed the presence of two stones, roughly 33 mm each in size”.
“The surgery was done using minimally invasive techniques, which resulted in less pain and loss of blood and lasted for over two hours. The patient was discharged the next day post the surgery,” added Dr Yadav.