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Doctors in California remove bladder stone the size of an ostrich egg

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 10, 2017, 5:50 pm IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2017, 5:50 pm IST

The stone weighing 770 grams may be massive but the largest ever measuring 7 inches by 5 inches by 3.7 inches was found in Brazil.

The man complained of pain and difficulty urinating (Photo: YouTube)
 The man complained of pain and difficulty urinating (Photo: YouTube)

Bladder stones are capable of making life difficult for an individual causing difficulty in urinating and also being a source of excruciating pain. But while these stones are usually small enough to pass through naturally, some rare cases can’t be taken lightly.

Doctors in California made a shocking discovery when a 64-year-old man was moved to the hospital citing pain on the side and difficulty while going to the toilet. The CT scan revealed a bladder stone which was the size of an ostrich egg weighing close to 770 grams.

The stone measuring 4.7 inches by 3.7 inches by 3 inches is massive and rare, but the largest ever bladder stone was found in Brazil measuring 7 inches by 5 inches by 3.7 inches.

Doctors stated that the man had an invasive bladder cancer over a decade back. He was also given laser treatment to break down another smaller stone in addition to the surgery for removing the big stone.

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