Surgeons Remove 418 Kidney Stones From 60-Year-Old Patient

A team of expert urologists have removed a shocking total of 418 stones from a 60-year-old patient’s kidney, it has emerged.

The patient, named Mallesh in local media, had only 27 per cent kidney function remaining when he was wheeled in for an operation at the Asian Institute of Nephrology and Urology (AINU) in Hyderabad, in southern India’s Telangana state.

A surgical team led by Dr K Purna Chandra Reddy, Dr Gopal R. Tak, and Dr Dinesh M, decided to remove the hundreds of stones through a minimally invasive procedure.

Utilising a miniature camera and laser probes, the team was able to make small incisions and precisely locate the kidney stones.

Following a two-hour surgery, they successfully removed a staggering 418 stones of various sizes.

With them, they later spelt out the year and the institute’s initials over a blue piece of hospital linen.

Picture shows the 418 kidney stones, undated. Doctors successfully removed 418 kidney stones from a patient with only 27% kidney function in Hyderabad, India. (AsiaWire)

Below stood the abbreviation ‘PCNL’, short for percutaneous nephrolithotomy, the name of the technique doctors used to extract the stones.

Additionally, they had even written the number ‘418’ as well as the shape of two kidneys with a number of stones placed in the one on the right.

Doctors at AINU described the operation as a remarkable feat in a 13th March statement, “that is not only a testament to the power of innovation but also a beacon of hope for patients around the world grappling with kidney stones and related conditions.”

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Story By: Simona Kitanovska, Sub-Editor: Georgina Jedikovska, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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