By Taniya Dutta
Stunned doctors have removed a staggering 1.4kg stone from a man’s bladder.
Mahesh Patel, 49, had the huge stone removed after complaining of excruciating pain in his abdomen due to blocked up urine.
Doctors were horrified to spot a stone as big as a coconut in an x-ray scan of Mahesh’s urinary bladder and it took surgeons one-and-a-half hours to pull it out.
Dr Dhirubhai Patel said: “Examinations revealed a large lump in his lower abdomen and further x-rays showed he had the huge stone in his bladder.
“After two days of intravenous antibiotics, we operated on him and removed the stone.
“We have checked different records and we can say with confidence that this is the single largest recorded bladder stone in India, and second largest in the world.”
Mahesh from Kharvel village in Gujarat in western India was admitted to a private hospital in Dharampur where surgeons spent almost two hours to remove the 11.5cm by 17cm stone.
Mahesh is still recovering in hospital after the surgical removal of one of the biggest bladder stones ever recorded,
The largest stone which has found place in the Guinness Book of Records weighs 1.9 kg and was removed from a patient in Brazil.